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South Stack Lighthouse History

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South Stack Lighthouse, Wales Located to the northwest of Holyhead on South Stack Island, this lighthouse is best known for its picturesque setting - and also for being one of the most haunted locations in the United Kingdom. Locals and visitors alike have reported countless ghost sightings of former keeper Jack Jones, a man who was injured and killed during a massive storm in 1853 that destroyed two hundred ships along the coast, including the famous vessel Royal Charter. South Stack Lighthouse first opened in 1809 and is considered an architectural marvel. It is not a simple venture, after all, to build a tower on the rock below steep cliffs, especially when the area is surrounded by such rough seas. The structure originally used twenty-one oil lamps but is fully automated today. It is now considered a historic…show more content…
It was built on a rocky point in 1877 and has become an incredibly popular destination for tourists. With a light scope of around nine miles, the structure consists of a round brick tower and a gallery within the Keeper's House. Visitors can tour the site and, afterwards, climb the 120 steps to the tower's peak to take in a bird's eye view of the town. Hook Lighthouse, Ireland Also known as Hook Head Lighthouse, this tower has watched over Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland, for nearly eight centuries. This places it among the oldest lighthouses in the world and the oldest working one in the country. It is said that, in the 5th century, a Welsh monk first made a beacon at this location out of piles of stone and either local combustible products or timber as a way to guide ships into Waterford Harbour. The lighthouse was converted to be fully automated in 1996 and is fully operational to this day. The location also offers guided tours of the tower and a visitor's center. Creac'h Lighthouse,
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