Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The High and Low Lights

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These pictures show the High and Low Lights on the north bank of the River Tyne at North Shields. Because of the difficulty of navigating ships into the mouth of the river past the dangerous Black Midden rocks, buildings were erected with permanent lights burning to be used as a guide by ships entering the river. The Old High Beacon was built in 1727 and this was replaced in 1802 by the High and Low Lights, which are today private residences.

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