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Name: Hoy Low Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Oxan Point Lighthouse

Also known as: West Light

Nearest Town or City:
Stromness , , United Kingdom

Location: Hoy Sound, Isle of Graemsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


The engineer who built this lighthouse was Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: ISO W. 3 sec., visible for 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower surrounded by WWII era fortifications.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1851

Date Automated: 1966

Current Use: Active aid to navigation; dwelling is privately owned.

Open To Public? No.


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