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The Lighthouses of Cornwall

Lighthouses of Cornwall Trevose Head

Trevose Head Lighthouse

The Lighthouses of Cornwall

Lighthouses around and off the Coast of Cornwall are operated and maintained by Trinity House. The National Lighthouse Museum in Penzance was closed in 2005 and the collection moved. The Lizard Lighthouse has a visitors centre which is well worth a visit.

Cornwall’s Lighthouses

WikipediaWikipedia says. . .
Trinity House
Trinity House has three main functions:

It is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, responsible for a range of general aids to navigation, ‘signs of the sea’, from lighthouses to radar beacons.
It is a charitable organisation dedicated to the safety, welfare and training of mariners.
It is a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority, licensing expert navigators to act as deep sea pilots for ships trading in Northern European waters.

The Corporation also inspects buoys provided by local harbour authorities.

It no longer provides local pilots for entering ports. Contrary to popular belief Trinity House is not (and never has been) part of HM Coastguard although it does work closely with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Trinity House’s activities as a lighthouse authority are financed from “light dues” levied on commercial shipping calling at ports in the United Kingdom.

Trinty House Web Site
© Photograph of Trevose Head Lighthouse with kind permission of Darren Shilson Flckr

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