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The lighthouse survived

Post by peggy1258 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:20 am

The first lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks was an octagonal wooden structure built by Henry Winstanley. Construction started in 1696 and the light was lit on 14 November 1698. During construction, a French privateer took Winstanley prisoner, causing Louis XIV to order his release with the words "France is at war with England, not with humanity".[2]

The lighthouse survived its first winter but was in need of repair, and was subsequently changed to a dodecagonal (12 sided) stone clad exterior on a timber framed construction with an Octagonal top section as can be clearly seen in the later drawings or paintings, one of which is to the left. This gives rise to the claims that there have been five lighthouses on Eddystone Rock. Winstanley's tower lasted until the Great Storm of 1703 erased almost all trace on 27 November. Winstanley was on the lighthouse, completing additions to the structure. No trace was found of him.[3][4]

The cost of construction and five years' maintenance totalled 7,814 7s.6d, during which time dues totalling 4,721 19s.3d had been collected at one penny per ton from passing vessels.

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Post by asdqwe on Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:46 am

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You been here 7 years longer than me
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Not pal in comparison to who you think I am,
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I always have to comfort you when I m there
But that s what I need you to do - stroke my hair!

You should be stronger than me
You been here 7 years longer than me
Do you know you supposed to be the man,
Not pal in comparison to who you think I am,
You always wanna talk it through - I dont care!
I always have to comfort you when I m there
But that s what I need you to do - stroke my hair!

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