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TITLE
Rubha Reidh Lighthouse
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_330
PLACENAME
Melvaig
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5466
KEYWORDS
lighthouses
coasts
Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

A photograph of the Rubha Reidh Lighthouse, situated at the entrance to Loch Ewe, near Melvaig.

The lighthouse was constructed under the supervision of Alan A. Stevenson and opened for the first time on 15 January 1912. The fog signal was installed in 1912 and withdrawn, finally, in September 1980. The foghorn and clockwork mechanism, along with the lens and lighting equipment, are now housed at the nearby Gairloch Heritage Museum.

In 1944, two of the lightkeepers were involved in the rescue of 15 survivors from the American Liberty Ship, the 'William H Welch', when the ship missed the entrance of Loch Ewe during a severe storm and went ashore at Black Bay.


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Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

ROSS: Gairloch

lighthouses; coasts

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of the Rubha Reidh Lighthouse, situated at the entrance to Loch Ewe, near Melvaig.<br /> <br /> The lighthouse was constructed under the supervision of Alan A. Stevenson and opened for the first time on 15 January 1912. The fog signal was installed in 1912 and withdrawn, finally, in September 1980. The foghorn and clockwork mechanism, along with the lens and lighting equipment, are now housed at the nearby Gairloch Heritage Museum. <br /> <br /> In 1944, two of the lightkeepers were involved in the rescue of 15 survivors from the American Liberty Ship, the 'William H Welch', when the ship missed the entrance of Loch Ewe during a severe storm and went ashore at Black Bay. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>