Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands

  • Description

    Longstone Lighthouse, formerly known as Outer Farne Lighthouse. From here local heroine Grace Darling set off with her father, in a terrible storm, in a rowing boat to resue sailors of the SS Forfarshire that had been wrecked a mile away. This was in 1838. They saved 9 but 43 were drowned before they could get there. The storm abated two days later. The Farne Islands are a major bird and seal sanctuary now. http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4805186167&size=large" >View On Black
  • Owner

    Cross Duck
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/18909153@N08/4805186167/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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