PointofAyre2

The Winkie

Alongside the Point of Ayre lighthouse is the smaller "Winkie".

Light Established
1888

Position
Latitude 54° 25.1'N
Longitude 04° 21.8'W

Character
Flashing White every 3 secs

Elevation
10 metres

Nominal Range
8 miles

Structure
Red tower, lower part white, on black base, 10 metres high

History

The main light at Point of Ayre was established in 1818, but some 70 years later it was found necessary to build an additional small light tower some 250 yards seaward from the main tower. Due to continuous gravel build-up, this tower moved a further 250ft seaward in 1951, and now stands out on the gravel bank. This light is referred to as the "Winkie".

Acknowledgement:  Northern Lighthouse Board

Architecture Information
 
OS Grid Ref:  NX466050