On the night of 2 December 1755, the top of the lantern caught fire, probably

View previous topic View next topic Go down

On the night of 2 December 1755, the top of the lantern caught fire, probably

Post by jancancook on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:37 am

On the night of 2 December 1755, the top of the lantern caught fire, probably through a spark from one of the candles used to illuminate the light. The three keepers threw water upwards from a bucket but were driven onto the rock as the tower burnt down and were rescued by boat. Henry Hall, who was 84 or 94 at the time, died from lead poisoning because of the molten lead from the lantern roof he had ingested fighting the fire.[2] A report on this case of lead poisoning was submitted to the Royal Society by the physician Dr. Edmund Spry, and the piece of lead is now in the collections of the National Museums of Scotland.[6]

horoscope
Yahoo domain promo code

jancancook
Master of the Paranormal
Master of the Paranormal

Male
Number of posts : 468
Age : 31
Location : Viet Nam
Registration date : 2011-02-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: On the night of 2 December 1755, the top of the lantern caught fire, probably

Post by mrk3nx on Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:51 am

Following the destruction of the first lighthouse, a Captain Lovett acquired the lease of the rock, and by Act of Parliament was allowed to charge passing ships a toll of one penny per ton. He commissioned John Rudyard (or Rudyerd) to design the new lighthouse, built as a conical wooden structure around a core of brick and concrete. A temporary light was first shown from it in 1708[5] and the work was completed in 1709. This proved more durable, surviving nearly fifty years.[2]

Russisch bersetzer
payday loans online

mrk3nx
Mist
Mist

Male
Number of posts : 55
Age : 29
Location : viet nam
Registration date : 2011-05-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum