November 27, 2011

November 27: Eddystone Lighthouse Destroyed in Great Storm of 1703

When Henry Winstanley's lighthouse was complete, he was so pleased that he wished he could be in it during "the greatest storm that ever was." 
Sadly, he got his wish.

Read article here.

Pictured: Winstanley's lighthouse at the Eddystone Rocks. 1761 engraving by Henry Roberts.

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