To the Lighthouse Excellent Award

Photo credit: Steven Turner

Colin has set sail for Godrevy Island Lighthouse, the famous inaccessible and illuminating Lighthouse of Virginia Woolf’s novel (1). From the Lantern Room, Colin has beamed his Excellent Blog Award over the seven digitally seas to 20 excellent Bloggers.

The light of Colin’s Beacon has reached my humble harbor to honor my Blog with his Excellent Blog Award. Thank you Colin, I deeply appreciate your unexpected thoughtful recognition!

excellentblog.jpg According to Cyberspace rules in the eUniverse of eAwards, acceptance of this Excellent Blog Award requires me to tag nominate 10 virtual victims excellent Bloggers to receive this award.

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(1) “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf, published in 1927, was considered her greatest literary achievement. After the death of Mrs. Ramsay, the family finally lands at the Lighthouse which symbolizes the lens of time and death of the characters in her novel.

Godrevy Lighthouse was the inspiration of her novel based on her childhood memories of summer living at St. Ives in Cornwall. Godrevy Island is located 3½ miles offshore from the St. Ives Bay.

Lighthouse Background:

After the shipwreck of the steamer Nile and loss of all passengers on Nov 30, 1854, Godrevy Lighthouse was built on Godrevy Island in 1859 to mark hazardous “The Stones” offshore. On March 1, 1859, the 86-feet (26 m) high white octagonal rubble-stone Lighthouse exhibited a Flashing White Light evey 10-seconds with a Fixed Red Light below the main light visible over a 45-degree arc to mark the dangerous rock reef.

The Lighthouse was automated in 1939 and converted to a solar powered Second-order 700 mm optic with a red sector in 1995.

As in America, historic British Lighthouses are still vital to the safety of local mariners!
In 2005, Trinity House, the UK Lighthouse Authority, announced plans to extinguish the Light of Godrevy Lighthouse in 2010. After public pressure and numerous meetings with fisherman’s associations and harbour authorities, Trinity House was convinced that Godrevy Lighthouse is needed for the safety of mariners.

For small craft fisherman who cannot afford GPS navigational equipment, the Lighthouse is “securing the future of fishing in Hayle,” according to Mayor Terry Lello.

Currently, Godrevy Lighthouse exhibits 1 White and Red Flash every 10-seconds 122-feet (37 m) above sea level to a visible range of 10.4 nautical miles.

blue_starMap Location:
For a Map Location of the Lighthouse, please visit the Google Map of Godrevy Lighthouse

For nearby romantic lodging, the Porthminster hotel, located above the beach of St. Ives Bay overlooking Godrevy Lighthouse, is perfect for your Holiday Pleasures!

Vacation tip: Book a Sea View Room at The Porthminster!

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on February 28, 2008, in Awards, Blog News, Humor, Lodging, Preservation News, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Hi Astro Galaxy,

    Thank you for sailing into my digital harbor on your Blog Trek through the Bang Bang Blogosphere and your thoughtful compliments!

    Captain DD’s Lighthouse Log
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    Spock has seen a unusual Explosion of Star Wars Entertainment in your Astro Galaxy! 🙂


    Debbie Dolphin’s last blog post..Message in a Bottle at Seguin Island Lighthouse

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