Northern Lighthouse Board
This lighthouse was designed by engineer Robert Stevenson. The surrounding property is privately owned. The tower is open only by arrangement with Northern Lighthouse Board, and the grounds are accessible only with the permission of the owner.
Tower Height: 98
Height of Focal Plane: 105
Characteristic and Range: 4 white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 21 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower with two horizontal red bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1818
Date Present Tower Built: 1818
Date Automated: 1993
Optics: 1890: First order Fresnel lens, still in use.
Fog Signal: Three blasts every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? By arrangement only.
Keepers: Fred Fox, Attendant 1993-present