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An island east of Trench Flat at High Tide.
Between 1449-1508 this island was known as Sanct Barre. Davaar is a modern form
of Da-Bharr, meaning double pointed island. Davaar is at the mouth of
Campbelltown Loch and linked with the mainland by a bank of shingle which can be
crossed at low tide.
One and one third acres were purchased in the
mid 1800's in order to build the lighthouse and buildings. The contractor who
built it was John Barr & co. The original light used a mercury vapour lamp in
conjunction with mirrors driven by clockwork machinery. The station also had a
siren fog horn signal. This light was automated in 1983.
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