Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Fastnet Lighthouse

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on Fastnet Rock, Co Cork

The present lighthouse, completed in 1904, was designed by William Douglass. It was erected under the supervision of James Kavanagh, foreman mason, who lived on the site almost continuously from 1896 to June 1903. He left the site feeling ill, and died a few weeks later. Construction started with the levelling of the site, and the first of 2,047 granite dovetailed blocks was laid in June 1899. The blocks were supplied by John Freeman, Sons and Co of Penryn, Cornwall. Chance Brothers and Co supplied the lantern and related equipment.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] mizenhead.ie website