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Name: Duncansby Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
John O' Groats, , United Kingdom

Location: Northeast corner of Scotland, North Sea.

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Photo: Paul Ireland
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Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


The dwelling here was recently reduced in size.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 220

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 12 seconds, visible for 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1924

Date Present Tower Built: 1924

Date Automated: 1997

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 5 blasts every 120 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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