Unusual Lighthouses Around the World

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The most popular board on the Lovesail Pinterest account is the one entitled Lighthouses Around the World.  When I created it I had no idea just how many lighthouse there were in the world (18,600) and how beautiful and unusual some of these could be.  So here is a collection of just a few of these wonderful lighthouses. Continue reading

Eddystone Lighthouse

Eddystone Lighthouse – A Short History

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The Eddystone Lighthouse is located on the Eddystone Rocks, around 14 miles southwest of Plymouth in Devon. Over the years, there have been five lighthouses protecting the Eddystone Rocks. From land, the most recent incarnation of the Eddystone Lighthouse can only be seen on a clear night. The cliffs around Polperro, Talland and Looe offer the best chances of catching a glimpse. Continue reading

Grace Darling

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Grace Darling was the daughter of William Darling, a lighthouse keeper who was in the employ of Trinity House.  Grace grew up with her family on the Northumberland coast and lived first in Brownsman Lighthouse.  In 1826 the family moved to the newly build Longstone Lighthouse, and it was here she become one of Victorian Englands greatest heroines. Continue reading