Dubh Artach Lighthouse
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Located on a rock southwest of Mull and southeast of Skerryvore. Accessible
only by helicopter.
The construction of the Dubh Artach lighthouse
in the Irish Sea, off the west coast of Scotland, was overseen by Robert Louis
Stevenson's father, Thomas. It is thought that this island was his inspiration for
his novel 'Kidnapped'.
The lighthouse has a tower which stand 145ft
tall and was erected between 1867 and 1872, with a shore station constructed on
the isle of Erraid. This rock can get extraordinary weather conditions with
waves of 92ft or more, despite this several lighthouse keepers severed for
lengthy periods until 1971 when it was automated.
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