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Holyhead - 20120617 - 21 - North Stack - Fog Signal Station

The former fog-signal station located on the headland at North Stack on Holy Island, Anglesey, was constructed in 1780. It was originally equipped with a pair of cannon: a shot was fired at fixed intervals as a warning to shipping in foggy weather. The Magazine House was built in 1861 to store the charges for the cannon. In the late 19th century the cannon were superseded by an oil-fired siren comprising 35 horns. The siren has lain silent since 1986, when it was in... [more...]

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Taken on June 17, 2012