Timeline of souter lighthouse

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    This was also the year that Souter converted from electricity to oil, a change which was reversed in 1952 when 4,500 watt bulbs were installed - capable of producing a beam of 1.5 million candle power. Apart from changes to the rotating turntable these were the last major changes to the machinery. Beginning January 1871 the white light flashed for five seconds at 30 second intervals over a 180 degree arc. In 1919 the light was changed to red and the lighthouse changed colour too – from black and white to international Oran. Souter Lighthouse was built in 1871. In one year alone - 1860 - there were 20 shipwrecks
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    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souter_Lighthouse
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    Added by: Max Mellor
    Last modified: 9 years ago
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