This is the second of two towers that have stood on Carn Bras, the highest islet or the exposed reef. The impressive structure you see today replaced Lieutenant Smith’s tower in 1873. A testament to Sir James Douglass and Trinity House engineers, as this granite tower, still stands tall alongside Wolf rock and the Lizard. These free lights are responsible for the best-illuminated waterways in Britain and saving countless lives of seaman around Cornwall.
Longships, was the first offshore lighthouse to contain lamps and reflectors. Eighteen lamps with reflectors, arranged in two tiers were used to create a strong beam of light that can be seen 15 NM offshore.
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