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Lighthouse Automation Programme

Event  From 1982  To 21/10/1998

Categories: Engineering, Transport

The conversion to automatic operation of all the lighthouses and light vessels. The last one to be done (perfectly timed to occur on Trafalgar Day) was North Foreland Light in Kent. For the 400 years previous, Lighthouse Keepers and their colleagues in the Light Vessel Service had provided the manual operation. The first lighthouse was built at Lowestoft in 1609.

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Lighthouse keepers

The 'Elder Brethren' are the court of 31 people who run Trinity House, under ...

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