TAYPORT EAST & TAYPORT HARBOUR PILE LIGHTHOUSES

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All photographs by Bill Newman....MØBNN...MMØBNN/p

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I have activated these lighthouses 2006 & 2008

TAYPORT EAST/LOW AND HARBOUR PILE LIGHTHOUSES .Tayport is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, at the mouth of the River Tay. It is a historic harbour town and close by is the Tay Bridge.

Tayport East Tower: Unpainted, conical stone tower with white lantern. Date Present Tower Built: 1823, This light is none operational.

Tayport Pile lighthouse ,Date Present Tower Built: 1845, Date deactivated 1960

The Tay bridge disaster

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on the stormy night of 28 December 1879, the central navigation spans of the Tay bridge collapsed into the Firth of Tay at Dundee, taking with them a train, 6 carriages and 75 people to their fate.

At the time, a gale estimated at Beaufort force10/11 was blowing down the Tay estuary at right angles to the bridge. The collapse of the bridge, only opened 19 months and passed safe by the Board of Trade, sent shock waves through the Victorian engineering profession and general public

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LAST UPDATE 25th OCTOBER 2008