The Lighthouse on Skerryvore

A comprehensive account and an inspiring engineering story of this iconic Scottish lighthouse.

Author: Paul A. Lynn

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ISBN: 9781849951401

Category: Architecture

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A comprehensive account and an inspiring engineering story of this iconic Scottish lighthouse. The Lighthouse on Skerryvorealso discusses the personal background and complex personality of the remarkable Victorian engineer, Alan Stevenson, who designed and built it."

Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse

Author: Alan Stevenson

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle a Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs

The Skerryvore , with which the Commissioners have compared it , may be
described in Mr. Stevenson's ( the architect's ) own words . A reef of rocks ,
breaking the violence of the sea , surrounds the spot on which the lighthouse is
erected : the ...

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle

The statute last mentioned likewise points out for the erection of various other
lighthouses , and in particular “ a lighthouse upon the dangerous rocks of
Skerryvore , near the Islands of Tyree and Mull , in Argyllshire , in the direct track
of vessels ...

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The Nautical Magazine

The statute last mentioned likewise points out for the erection of various other
lighthouses , and in particular “ a lighthouse upon the dangerous rocks of
Skerryvore , near the Islands of Tyree and Mull , in Argyllshire , in the direct track
of vessels ...

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Accounts and papers

Although Skerryvore was thus , at this distant date , placed by Parliament
prominently before the Board as a position for a lighthouse , and although they
complied with the requisites of the Statute by erecting a lighthouse on the Isle of
May ...

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The Living Age

In height , the centre group : Some of the rocks are above compared with the
Eddystone lighthouse , the high - water - mark , others are covered every tide ;
Skerryvore is more than double , and it is above some are sunken , and on others
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The Juvenile instructor and companion

THE SKERRYVORE . 66 The necessity of a lighthouse on Skerryvore was fully
acknowledged by the authorities soon after the commencement of the present
century , but it was not until the year 1838 that the undertaking was actually
begun .

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Sailing Directions for the West Coast of Scotland

Boinshly Rock , almost awash at low water , lies nearly in line between Heynish
tower and Skerryvore lighthouse , being 3 miles distant from the latter , and 53
miles from the nearest shore of Tiree island . In the passage on either side of the
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Good Words

A VISIT TO SKERRYVORE . BY SHERIFF IVORY . SKERRYVORE lighthouse is
situated far temporary barrack for the workmen . The out in the Atlantic Ocean ,
twelve miles | framework of this was completed in the end from Tyree , the
nearest ...

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West Coast of Scotland Pilot

Boinshly rock, almost awash at low water, lies nearly in line between Heynish
tower and Skerryvore lighthouse, being 3% miles distant from the latter, and 54
miles from the nearest shore of Tiree island. In the passage on either side of the ...

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Gleason s Pictorial

176 1 SKERRYVORE LIGHTHOUSE . The sketch given herewith , represents the
lighthouse of Skerryvoro , erected by the commissioners of the northern
lighthouses , on a dangerous recf of that name , which lies off the coast of
Argyllshire .

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The American Cyclop dia

The experiments made by Smeaton on hydrau- The Skerryvore rocks are situated
about 11 m . lic cements in connection with the construc- S. W. of ... Another
noted lighthouse structure is the Bell Rock lighthouse off the E. coast of Scotland .

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The Athenaeum

The Skerryvore Lighthouse , The Skerryvore Lighthouse , the optical and
mathematical laws of the arranged afresh , and on this occasion which may be
called the queen of the light case to furnish the lighthouse engineer with there
were ...

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Visitor

... too near so as to lay the foundation of the lightto Skerryvore . It was determined
, ac - house . For two hundred and seventeen cordingly , by the Scottish
commissioners , days did twenty labourers toil at this to erect a lighthouse on the
spot .

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The sea its stirring story of adventure peril heroism 4 vols publ in 40 pt

Another work of great labour and difficulty was the erection of a lighthouse on the
Skerryvore Rocks , which lie twelve miles W . S . W . of the Isle of Tyree in
Argyllshire , and were formerly the scene of numerous wrecks . The operations
were ...

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A Rudimentary Treatise on the History Construction and Illumination of Lighthouses

Mr Gordon , in a letter lately addressed to Mr Hume , M . P . , advocates the
suitableness of an iron lighthouse for the Skerryvore Rock , which he has never
seen , and which he unreasonably compares with a Rock in Simon ' s Bay , near
the ...

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Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

SKERRYVORE LIGHTHOUSE . Edinburgh , December 23 , 1843 . The
Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses hereby give notice , that a
lighthouse has been erected upon the Skerryvore Rock , which lies off the island
of Tyree , in the ...

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A Complete Collection of the Treaties and Conventions and Reciprocal Regulations at Present Subsisting Between Great Britain and Foreign Powers

SKERRYVORE LIGHTHOUSE . Edinburgh , December 23 , 1843 . The
Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses hereby give notice , that a
lighthouse has been erected upon the Skerryvore Rock , which lies off the island
of Tyree , in the ...

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Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

So far back as 1814 it Reviewer , “ of the Atlantic waves was determined to erect
a lighthouse on the Skerryvore reef was afforded at Skerryvore , which lies right
in on the night of November 3 , 1838 . the track of shipping bound for the In the ...

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