Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bluick Rock Beacon

Heading north from Warren Point Lighthouse (see previous post) up the coast road to Shrove and suddenly this little beauty leaps into view not very far off shore. I had no idea what it was but I learned later that it is an unlighted beacon to mark the dangerous Bluick Rocks. It is an "iron, conical, lattice beacon, with a green cone"

On 18th October 1941, a Royal Navy tug, HMS Assurance ran aground on the Bluick Rocks and became a total loss. 

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