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Bell Rock Lighthouse

Posted by jonkepa en agosto 31, 2009

The Bell Rock lighthouse, about 11 miles off Arbroath, taken by Tony Tregor and sent by Andy Lamb, both from Arbroath

The Bell Rock lighthouse, about 11 miles off Arbroath, taken by Tony Tregor and sent by Andy Lamb, both from Arbroath

Is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse and was built on Bell Rock (also known as Inchcape) in the North Sea, 12 miles (18 km) off the coast of Angus, Scotland, east of the Firth of Tay. Standing at 35 m high, the light is visible from 35 statute miles (55 km) inland.

The masonry work on which the light house rests was constructed to such a high standard that it has not been replaced or adapted in almost 200 years.[1] The lamps and reflectors were replaced in 1843, with the original equipment being used in the lighthouse at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland where they are currently on display.[2] The working of the lighthouse has been automated since 1988.

The lighthouse operated in tandem with a shore station, the Bell Rock Signal Tower, built in 1813 at the mouth of Arbroath harbour. Today this building houses the Signal Tower Museum, a visitor centre detailing the history of the lighthouse.

The challenges faced in the building of the lighthouse have led to it being described as a wonder of the industrial world. Lee el resto de esta entrada »

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Arctic Sea, el misterio del verano

Posted by jonkepa en agosto 26, 2009

Foto de archivo del carguero 'Arctic Sea'

Foto de archivo del carguero 'Arctic Sea'

Una vez finalizadas mis vacaciones, antes de lo que esperaba, tomo este suceso.

Cuando me guardé esta noticia para comentarla llegado el caso, todo el mundo se preguntaba dónde se encontraba el buque.

El buque Arctic Sea, con bandera de Malta y tripulación rusa había salido de un puerto de Finlandia con un cargamento de madera con destino a la ciudad argelina de Bejaia, ciudad en la que estuve hace unos años.

Se habló de que le habían asaltado unos piratas en aguas del Báltico, posteriormente que si habían desembarcado los piratas y le habían vuelto a abordar en aguas del Canal de la Mancha, luego que si frente a las costas portuguesas. Lee el resto de esta entrada »

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