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It also gives the histories of all the lighthouses, both major and minor, details of their locations, visitor access and current use.
The book, by Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach, explains that the first light shown from a lookout tower in Great Britain and the Isle of Man was at Derbyhaven in 1650.
The first major lighthouses in the Island were opened at the Point of Ayre and the Calf of Man in 1819.
Langness was the last lighthouse in the Island to be automated in 1996.And it includes details about the storm that washed away the lighthouse on the Alfred Pier at Port St Mary last year. As reported by us: http://namanx.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-terrible.html
Seven of them are under the control of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
As well as the Island’s lighthouses, the book looks at those in Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.
The book, which costs £9.99, was published this month. It can be ordered from Island bookshops by quoting ISBN 978-0-9564560-0-7.