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Name: Dunure Harbour Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dunure, , United Kingdom

Location: SW coast of Scotland, Ayrshire.

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Photo: Michael Spencer
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A coal fire in this lighthouse was lit only when incoming vessels were expected. A seaward opening at the level of the brazier was blocked by a door, which was opened only when the lights of incoming boats were seen. The wall next to the tower prevented the fire being seen from vessels too far to the north; when the light came into view the boat had cleared the dangers off the harbor mouth.

Description of Tower: Conical sandstone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: c. 1811

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1811

Date Deactivated: c. 1850s

Current Use: Historic attraction.

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