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Chanonry Lighthouse, originally a 'one-man station', is situated on the Black Isle, south of Rosemarkie, as the Moray Firth narrows between Chanonry Point and Fort George.

The establishment of a light on Chanonry Point was first proposed in 1834 and again in 1837 by the Commissioners' Engineer, Alan Stevenson, but it was not until 1843 that the motion to erect such a lighthouse was approved by the Commissioners. In May 1843 the Commissioners made representations to Trinity House who duly approved the proposed seamark in July 1843.

The cost of building the lighthouse and lightkeepers' dwellings was £3,570 and the light was first exhibited on the night of 15 May 1846.

When the station was manned, the lightkeeper, in addition to his normal lightkeeping duties, was the "Observer" of Munlochy Shoal, Middle Bank East, Craigmee, Riff Bank East and Navitty Bank Lighted buoys.

The station was automated in 1984 and is now remotely monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board’s offices in Edinburgh.

It should be noted that at some sites the Northern Lighthouse Board have sold some redundant buildings within the lighthouse complex and are not responsible for the maintenance of these buildings.

Just some interesting facts about this lighthouse that some of you may find interesting. We visited Chanonry Point twice in the hope of seeing the famous dolphins, but no luck, unfortunately. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these two images.

Thank you for your previous clicks and comments, as always much appreciated.

Carol

Camera:Canon SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Chanonry Lighthouse
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:28 Sep 2010 - 8:32 PM
Tags:Architecture, Chanonry point, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Scotland
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SteveH1978
28 Sep 2010 - 8:52 PM

Nice image, and well composed too. I might have been inclined to clone out the birds, but otherwise, great.

Steve

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gingerdelight
28 Sep 2010 - 9:00 PM

I know what you mean about the birds Steve, but as they seemed so at home there, and there were loads of them, I thought I'd leave them alone!
C

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 - 9:02 PM

two excellent images carol,quite like the birds myself.ray

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 9:14 PM

two nice shots with a very interesting write up.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 9:18 PM

Interesting shots and write up

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 9:28 PM

Splendid focus and use of light! (lots of light!)
JEnnnnnnn

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:05 PM

Superb, lovely, well composed pair of shots. Excellent colour and detail.
Steve.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:17 PM

Both really lovely images and I like the inclusion of the birds!

Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:59 PM

two cracking captures carol v1 for me tonight a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 1:19 AM

Two good ones Carol,but what I find most interesting is being born and bred in Edinburgh (aged 58),I did not know they had lighthouse board offices here !! I must find out where they are to satisfy my curiousity !!
Mick.

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Adderwatcher
29 Sep 2010 - 7:53 AM

Excellent captures Carol and some good info too!
Scott

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 7:56 AM

Two good images... V2 gets the vote today
Its amazing about the dolphins We were on the coast and some people nearby were pointing at some.
We couldnt see them at first and would have missed them if it hadnt been for the other couple. Not easy to spot with the naked eye

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NobbytheNobster

Good shots Carol, v1 nice colours and interesting write up Smile
Regards Ricky.

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 10:33 AM

Two really good shots Carol - can't choose one over the other. Like the detail in V1 (and the birds). They'll have to share the vote.
Joan.

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stephenscott
29 Sep 2010 - 11:50 AM

Lovely shots carol,nice comp.. V1 for me nice detail..

Steve..

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 11:53 AM

Wonderful captures Carol. Super detail and pov's. Well done
Carol

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 12:07 PM

Well recorded Carol.

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Imagephotographics

Two lovely images Carol especially V1

Chris

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KevinWalsham
29 Sep 2010 - 12:47 PM

v2 for me and a great write up

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 3:18 PM

When I first saw this l thought it was the lighthouse at Cromarty, which is also on the Black Isle - they are so similar. Two fine captures, Carol, of this delightful area.
We were told about the dolphins on our tour of the Black Isle, but didn't see any. I think they'd all gone somewhere warmer, as it was Christmas and about -5°C!
TrevB Smile

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2010 - 8:04 PM

Two fabulous shots, Carol, a wonderful point of view in V1, but it's V2 for me.
Roy

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
29 Sep 2010 - 8:14 PM

2 Great captures.
V1 is my fav..great POV.
Robert

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2010 - 1:44 AM

I'm not picking one and you cant make me,both are nicely composed and an informative write up too,
Very interesting Carol,

Aidan

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thebleezer
3 Oct 2010 - 8:55 PM

nice image.
D

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