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Crinan Canal Lighthouse


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The Crinan Canal at 9 miles long, provides a shortcut between the Hebrides and the Clyde, eliminating a long trip around the Mull of Kintyre, Britain's longest peninsula. The canal was opened in 1801.

The lighthouse is located at the westernmost lock of the canal in Crinan. It is hexagonal and painted red and white, inside is a storeroom, access to the gallery is via a ladder on the outside.

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Crinan Canal Lighthouse, Argyllshire

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hexagonal masonry tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with a single red horizontal band; lantern roof is also red.

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2009 closeup      photo    Geograph

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Height of Tower:

6 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

8 metres

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flash every 3 s, white or green depending on direction

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British Waterways Scotland

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site open tower closed



Other Useful Websites:

History of the Crinan Canal

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For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  



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By: Tracey Park    Section:  Lighthouses Section Key:
Page Ref: Crinan Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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