Bishop Rock Lighthouse, England

The Bishop Rock  is a small rock in the Atlantic Ocean known for its lighthouse. It is in the westernmost part of the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago 45 km (28 mi) off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the world’s smallest island with a building on it.

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The most built up a tiny island in the world (according to “Guinness World Records”) is located on the west of the country, in six and a half kilometers from the archipelago of Scilly, who was throughout the history of seafaring one of the most common causes of the collapse of the English courts.

Bishop Rock lighthouse was established in 1858 as a response to a terrible shipwreck in 1707 that affected the whole squadron, led by Sir Klaudesleem Siauliai, and caused the death of two thousand sailors. Signal structure was built at the initiative of Trinity House, responsible for navigation in British waters. The project lay the foundation of his chief engineer – James Walker.

Forty-nine meter granite tower, reinforced inside with iron beams and granite exterior cladding, is a consequence of the second attempt to erect the builders in the midst of the stormy sea lighthouse. The first attempt made in 1847, ended in failure: a finished building was completely washed out to sea by a strong storm February 5, 1850-year.

Light Bishop Rock lighthouse is visible at sea from a distance of twenty-four nautical miles. The top of the main tower has a helicopter landing pad. The ten-building can accommodate up to four visitors at a time. Beginning in 1992, the Bishop Rock lighthouse operates in automatic mode.

Bishop Rock Lighthouse EnglandPhoto Credit

Bishop Rock Lighthouse EnglandPhoto Credit

Bishop Rock Lighthouse EnglandPhoto Credit

Bishop Rock Lighthouse EnglandPhoto Credit

Source — Wikipedia

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