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    In 1860 there were 20 shipwrecks reported, sailors crashed into the rocks without knowing where they were. Lizard Point had an average of 44 shipwrecks per mile of coastline. The lighthouse was the first to be powered by electricity and so the light could be seen from 26 miles away. The light prevented the ships from crashing into the rocks. By Rachel Kelly
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Max Mellor
    Last modified: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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