The Lighthouse on Skerryvore

The Lighthouse on Skerryvore

by Paul A. Lynn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849951401
Publisher: Whittles Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements and references ix

Prologue xi

Part 1 Precedents 1

To the Hebrides 1

The Stevensons 5

Sea peril 10

English lesson: Eddystone 14

Scottish lesson: Bell Rock 17

Part 2 Skerryvore 39

To the Isle of Tiree 39

Great Preparations 45

'On the Construction of Lighthouse Towers' 55

1838: A faltering start 71

1839: Solid progress 82

1840: Stones to Skerryvore 87

1841: Onward-and upward 94

1842: Topping out 100

1843: Endgame 103

Engineer, scholar, artist 111

Epilogue 125

Appendix: Weights and measures 127

Index 129

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