Friday, February 22, 2013
at the end of the video clip on this page. They would have supplied electricity to both the lighthouse and the keepers' cottages. I am not sure if one was a redundant emergency unit or if both were run together.
part of the coat of arms of Glasgowl as it appears to be a bird and a bell emerging from the branch of a tree.
All in all the lighthouse proved to be a costly and fairly ineffective project. However, it served a useful function as it pioneered the collection of lighthouse dues on shipping entering the Clyde ports and led to the establishment of the next lighthouse built by Thomas Smith and Robert Stevenson in 1793. It was situated at a much lower level and was lit by a more efficient oil lamp.