Thursday, 2 February 2017

Blackhead Lighthouse, county Antrim, Ireland

Blackhead Lighthouse surveys the sea from the edge of a majestic cliff on beautiful Belfast Lough in County Antrim.
Only half an hour from Belfast and on the causeway coastal route, Blackhead Lighthouse was built and its light first exhibited in 1902. The lighthouse also had an explosive fog signal when it first began operation. Blackhead Lighthouse would have guided many famous vessels during Belfast’s golden age of shipping, including the ill-fated Titanic. 
The station was converted to electric operation in 1965 with light keepers living on site until 1975.
This is one of just over sixty coastal lighthouses and many more harbour and estuary lights I've illustrated. I'll be posting them up each day.
The A2 poster of 16 of the most iconic lighthouses is up and ready to ship. If you're interested in a particular lighthouse they're available in A4 or A3 size.

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