• Portland Bill lighthouse, Dorset

    Image ID
    FOT604524
    Rights
    RF Royalty Free
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    10.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2848 x 4288 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    241 x 363 mm
    9.5 x 14.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Portland Bill lighthouse Portland Bill Portland Weymouth Dorset England UK lighthouse lighthouse centre red Chesil Beach Shambles sandbank English Channel Catadioptric Fixed Lens 635 000 Candles
    Description
    Portland Bill Lighthouse, Trinity House, Portland Bill and Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between the Bill and the Shambles sandbank about 3 miles SE. Strong currents break the sea so fiercely that from the shore a continuous disturbance can be seen. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel. Established 1716 , Height Of Tower 41 Metres, Height Of Tower 41 Metres, Height Of Light Above Mean High Water 43, Metres Lamp 1 Kw Mbi, Optic 4 Panel 1st Order Catadioptric Fixed Lens, Character White Group Flashing 4 Times Every 20 Seconds, Intensity 635,000 Candlea, Range Of Light 25 nautical miles, Fog Signal Character 3.5 Second Blast Every 30 Seconds
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David Carton
    Date Taken
    2007-12-13
    Uploaded on
    2009-08-02
    Collection
    Dorset
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Maritime
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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