Reported to Girdle Ness Lighthouse,a shore station so I was back to catering for myself.
A paraffin light but with parabolic reflectors (mirrors) instead of a lens,still clockwork drive to turn it.It would run for two hours thirty minutes between winds but was usually wound every hour,the wire cable was double wound on the drum and if run for more than one hour would not always wind back onto the drum evenly,so you would have to wait for some of the cable to run off,before rewinding,and again Kelvin twin cylinder diesel engines powering the fog horn,a Racon and a Radio Beacon with the morse code for GD.
If you go to St.Abbs and see the height of the tower,I never did go on the dome,I thought that's high?
How things change in a short period?
8th October back on my travels.