Isle of Man Lighthouses
|Point of Ayre (2005)|
|I was a fulltime Lighthouse Keeper for twenty years from 1973 and from 1993 worked part-time as the Attendant at Point of Ayre and Maughold Head Lighthouses.On September 1st. 2004 I became Retained Lighthouse Keeper (Isle of Man) with responsibility for all Isle of Man lighthouses,except Chicken Rock.|
I would suggest if you are a first time visitor,try General Information first,otherwise just click and go visiting.
More information below
How some things worked in lighthouses in the 1970's
Clockwork Lens machinery
How some automatic lighthouses work.
Northern Lighthouse Board in the Isle of Man.
Point of Ayre
Point of Ayre(Low)
Calf of Man
Whitestone Bank Buoy
Bahama Bank Buoy
Ballacash Bank Buoy
Thousla Rock Beacon
Port St.Mary Shore Station
Cregneish Radio Beacon Station
Harbour Lights in the Isle of Man.
Information,photographs etc.for individuals.
Some photographs available at larger scale
Feel free to browse.
Hobbies/Matchstick Models/Model Boats
Reference spreadsheets for Scottish and Isle of Man lighthouses.
Dates and facts gathered from here there and everywhere so feel free to contact me about errors and updates
Isle of Man
My name is Fred in the Isle of Man,thanks for visiting.
Any comments or questions welcomed,please mail to
8th January 2017 Douglas Head Temporary beacon in operation
25th November 2016 Maughold Head Temporary beacon in operation
18th April 2016 Reference Spreadsheets added Isle of Man
November 2015 New bouy positioned Ballacash Bank Bouy
24th August 2015 Model Landyacht added to Hobbies page
1st December 2014 Model Dingy added to Hobbies page
February 2014 New Emergency Lantern fitted at Maughold Head
16th November 2013 Update to history of Cregneish Radio Beacon Station
23rd February 2013 All stations now show Keepers names where available
18th February 2013 Update to Douglas Head 1892 rebuild
12th November 2012 New photographs to update Point of Ayre siren fog signal
!3th June 2012 New lamp autochanger fitted at Langness
2nd June 2012 Update to Peel Harbour Breakwater Light photograph
13th March 2012 Radio aerials removed from Langness
17th October 2011 Revised Point of Ayre Clockwork Drive
6th October 2011 Update to Rattray Head photographs
1st October 2011 Update to photograph of Chicken Rock showing Racon and Sabic lanterns
24th August 2011 Matchstick model Clyde Puffer added to Hobbies page
18th March 2011 Update to photograph of Chicken Rock Showing new lamp
6th January 2011 Update to Lampchanger operation
11th September 2010 Whitestone Bank Bouy added
11th September 2010 Update to Bahama Bank Lightship
31st August 2010 new picture of Rhinns of Islay Lighthouse
16th June 2010 Update to Thousla Beacon - new beacon fitted
7th April 2010 Point of Ayre (Low) light Discontinued
17th March 2010 Update to Douglas Harbour (floating berth lights)
23rd January 2010 Port St Mary harbour
8th October 2009 Douglas Head - Position of fog signals
11th September 2009 Matchstick model Oil Rig Support Vessel added to Hobbies page
16th June 2009 Photograph of Bahama Bank buoy Bahama Bank
21st March 2009 Matchstick model Caterpiller Excavator added to Hobbies page
12th January 2009 Port St.Mary Alfred Pier Head Light
3rd January 2009 Fog Signal Emitter revised with some new photographs
2nd August 2008 Matchstick model Hispano Suiza car added to Hobbies page
28th April 2008 The Carrick added to Port St Mary harbour page
20th January 2008 Maughold clockwork mechanism revised