Corsewall Lighthouse

Copyright Peter Clarke

1st.November 1973
Arrived at Corsewall lighthouse,must have had the best supernumaries accommodation in the service,two bedrooms,living room,kitchen and a proper bathroom,the only drawback was the water came from a well and you had to remember to top the water tanks up.
Part of the automation program (1994) was to connect to the mains water supply-made it easier to sell the accommodation,which has since been turned into a hotel.
The light was the by now usual lens,clockwork mechanism and Chance Brothers lamp along with two cylinder Kelvin diesels for the fog siren.
Corsewall was control station for radio communication too Sanda,Pladda,Holy Island and Ailsa Craig rock stations.
It was a Meteorological reporting staion and displayed a Storm signal.
I'd been there a couple of days when I received notification of my appointment to Rattray Head,so I was left to do normal watches and had time to do some sight seeing.
12th.November of on my travels,on appointment to Rattray Head.

Corsewall 2006

Copyright--Evan Michael