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Sanda Lighthouse

Aka The Ship

Sanda Island, Argyllshire

Location Guide

 

This location guide is partly done, we are currently working on it and it should be completed in the next month.

What makes this lighthouse so different from others is that the design incorporates a stone tower in 3 steps set against the face of the rock. This allows access to the water level in even the worst storms. On marine charts it is referred to as the Ship, as with the combination of the the natural arch it is said to resemble a ship from the sea.

Photo by Gordon Brown

Photo by Becky Williamson


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Sanda Lighthouse, Sanda Island, Argyllshire

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

55 16.508'N   005 34.980'W

Grid Reference:

NR725037

Ceremonial County:

Argyllshire

Appearance:

White tower with 210 steps to top

Map Link:

Get A Map

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

Other photos:

Geograph

Originally built:

1850

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

15 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

50 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 10 secs

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

15 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

You can take a boat trip to Sanda from Campbeltown, it takes around 60-90 minutes.

Access:

 

Website:

NLB 

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For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  

Notes:

 

Please let us know any other information that we can add to the Grid or page and any errors that you discover. Before making a long trip to any location it is always wise to double check the current information, websites like magazines may be correct at the time the information is written, but things change and it is of course impossible to double check all entries on a regular basis. If you have any good photographs that you feel would improve the illustration of this page then please let us have copies. In referring to this page it is helpful if you quote both the Page Ref and Topic or Section references from the Grid below. To print the planning grid select it then right click and print the selected area.

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