Three More Lighthouses Saved! Sadly not Canadian

New status shines light on landmark from UK News Guardian

Published on Thursday 10 May 2012 09:29

A coastal landmark on the borough coastline has been declared a listed building to help preserve it for future generations.

St Mary's lighthouse

St Mary’s Lighthouse, a popular destination for sightseers and school trips, has been given grade II-listed status by English Heritage.

The 19th century tower and adjoining cottages host more than 80,000 visitors a year.

Officials at English Heritage decided to list the lighthouse, keeper’s and fishermen’s cottages because of their historic and architectural interest.

A spokesperson for English Heritage said: “The late 19th century lighthouse and associated cottages have been designated at grade II. More ->

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‘Big day’ as contractor for Sumburgh complex is named from Shetland Times
May 11th, 2012 by 

The contract for the re-development of Sumburgh Head as one of Shetland’s premier tourist venues has been awarded to a company from Northern Ireland.

Sumburgh Head lighthouse

Shetland Amenity Trust has announced that Corramore Construction Ltd will be the main contractor for the £5.4 million project, which will incorporate a visitor centre, education centre and new and “much improved” self-catering accommodation, as well as improved access and parking.

A start date has yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that the contractor will be on site around the end of this month, with works estimated for completion in 20 months. More ->

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse Ready For Visitors Again from WITN
Posted: Thu 8:20 PM, May 10, 2012
> Updated: Fri 10:14 AM, May 11, 2012

One of the treasures of the North Carolina coast will soon be open again and WITN got a chance to check it all out Thursday.

Cape Lookout lighthouse

The 153-year-old Cape Lookout Lighthouse has been through quite a bit, including Hurricane Irene last August, but the beacon is as strong as ever and awaiting visitors.

Kelsie Smith climbed the 207 steps to the top Thursday and got a great view once she got to the top. More ->

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