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Hoy Sound (High)

Hoy Sound (High) was established in 1851 by Alan Stevenson. It is located on the northeast point of the isle of Graemsay in the Orkney Isles. It is a tapering circular section masonry tower, 108 ft (33.9m) high with balcony supported on Gothic-arched corbels. The flat-roofed keepers’ houses are of Stevenson’s classic Egyptian pattern.

Details

Year Established

1851

Engineer

Alan Stevenson

Position

Latitude   58°56.137'N
Longitude 003°16.400'W

Character

White and red occulting light every 8 seconds

Elevation

33 metres

Range

19 nautical miles

Structure

White tower

Public Access

No

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