ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

National Lighthouse Day

Updated on August 6, 2014

Sir Nicholas Douglass

Engineer Sir Douglass

Sir James Nicholas Douglass was born on Bow, London in October 16, 1826 - June 19, 1898 known as the English Civil Engineer. He was the Chief of Trinity House, The Great Britain Lighthouses in England and Wales, it is also the United Kingdom Pilotage Authority, public corporation of the independent central government. Maintains lighthouses, buoys, lightship and lighthouse services.

Lighthouses Seamark

Lighthouses are Maritime coastal navigation that gives signals of information and warnings of hazards to incoming vessels. The lighthouse during the daytime identification markings, colors are used as a color coding. At night there are flashing and occulting of lights to direct mariners.

The First Known Lighthouse

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria of 350 feet (110 metre) high. The Phoenicians and Romans also built lighthouses during the first centuries AD from Black Sea, Mediterranean and Atlantic Coasts, to Britain.

-Tower of Hercules, at La Corunna, Spain, at 185 foot (56-metre) Roman lighthouse of the 2nd century AD.

-The first lighthouse of the American Continent was built in 1716, Little Brewster, Boston.

-By 1820 there were 250 major lighthouses in the world.

Sir Douglass Constructions and Designs

Long Ship Light Houses is a navigation aid that was built in 1795 off the coast of land end in Cornwall, England about 1.25 miles and 39ft above water level.

Les Hanois Lighthouse near Pleinmont, west of Guernsey about 108ft high, constructed in 1860.

Smalls Lighthouse built in 1861 Pembrokeshire, whales as the most distant light house in the St David's Peninsular.

Great Castle Head Range located north of Milford Haven, United Kingdom, built Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1870 about 17ft high.

Souter Lighthouse was built in 1871 on South Tyneside, Tyne, England. about 77ft high.

Hart Land Point Lighthouse located in Devon coast in England about 59ft high, known as the Roman promontory of Hercules, built in 1874.

Eddy Stone Lighthouse built in 1882 on Eddy Rocks on the Falklands Islands of marine site in England, about 55ft high.

Bishop Rock Lighthouse located Trinity Buoy Wharf, London known as Bow Creek Lighthouse. The structure was completed in 1887 and was also known as King of the Lighthouses, about 80ft high.

The Fourth Eddy Stone Lighthouse built in 1882 about 161ft high.

Southwold Lighthouse located in Suffolk, England and built in 1887, about 100ft high.

Sr. Douglass Public Dispute

In 1882 facts indicated that Sr. Douglass had breach of patent that lead John Richard Wigham to sue him for stating that he designed bi-form lens at the Eddy Stone Lighthouse. Wigham proved that he created the bi-form lens in 1877 at the Galley Head Lighthouse. Sr. Douglass had to pay lots of money at 2500 Euro Dollars.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)