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Wolf Rock lighthouse, and St. Anthonys Head, Falmouth

Wolf Rock lighthouse, and St. Anthonys Head, Falmouth

Half-way from the Lizard to Stilly Islands lies the Wolf Rock. The photograph (bottom), showing relief keepers landing on the rock in a heavy sea, recalls that during the first year of construction (1862) the weather was so stormy that only eighty hours of labour were possible The tower was finally completed in July, 1869. Behind "St. Anthony" (top), which stands on a bluff at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour the wooded slope rises to a height of 250 feet, and on the opposite shore is Pendennis Castle, which withstood a siege in 1645.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain


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