Photographer's Note

St Catherine's Lighthouse is in Niton Undercliffe, approx 5 miles from Ventnor and was constructed in 1838 following the loss of the ship "Clarendon" on nearby rocks. It has 94 steps up to the lantern and the height of the tower is 27 metres. It was 13 meters higher but due to problems with mist capping the lighthouse it was decided to lower the top tower by 7 meters and the middle tower by 6 meters in 1875. The range of the 2 x 400w MBI lamps is 26 sea miles and they give one white flash every 5 seconds.

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Additional Photos by Gwynne Penny (Pookanoodle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 16] (482)
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