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New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:02 pm
by Nick
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Branra Rock beacon at the S. end of Lynn of Lorn, between Eriska and Lismore, has been replaced with a new light:

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Notice to mariners:
SCOTLAND-WEST COAST.
NGA CHART 35108 (1ST ED).
BRANRA ROCK LIGHT, FL (2) 10 SEC 3 METERS 5 MILES,
ESTABLISHED IN 56° 32.0'N 005° 26.6'W


The new light replaces the old beacon in the photo.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:06 pm
by Arghiro
At 3m high, it looks to be the same height as that beacon, perhaps they have just put a light on the beacon? It's what I would do if I could, far cheaper than replacing the structure. But I can't quite see it from here, in deepest Staffordshire. :goatd

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:42 pm
by Mark
Nick wrote:Notice to mariners:
SCOTLAND-WEST COAST.
NGA CHART 35108 (1ST ED).
BRANRA ROCK LIGHT, FL (2) 10 SEC 3 METERS 5 MILES,
ESTABLISHED IN 56° 32.0'N 005° 26.6'W


FL (2) 10? So it's no longer an Isolated Danger Beacon. Personally I'd rather they left it as an Isolated Danger and just gaffer taped a light to it.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:18 pm
by DaveS
Mark wrote:
Nick wrote:Notice to mariners:
SCOTLAND-WEST COAST.
NGA CHART 35108 (1ST ED).
BRANRA ROCK LIGHT, FL (2) 10 SEC 3 METERS 5 MILES,
ESTABLISHED IN 56° 32.0'N 005° 26.6'W


FL (2) 10? So it's no longer an Isolated Danger Beacon. Personally I'd rather they left it as an Isolated Danger and just gaffer taped a light to it.


Well, according to my brand new copy of Reeds PBO Almanac, white, Fl (2) is the correct light characteristic for an isolated danger mark.

Don't know if they've retained the old beacon or not; will maybe get a look in a few weeks.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:05 pm
by marisca
Nick wrote:
Notice to mariners:
SCOTLAND-WEST COAST.
NGA CHART 35108 (1ST ED).
BRANRA ROCK LIGHT, FL (2) 10 SEC 3 METERS 5 MILES,
ESTABLISHED IN 56° 32.0'N 005° 26.6'W



So how come the sceptics - the NGA chart is surely theirs - put out an nm to this effect when there is no nm for chart 2379 or 2388 from the UKHO. Northern Lights have issued an nm -
9 of 2011
SCOTLAND
WEST COAST, FIRTH OF LORN
LYNN OF LORN
BRANRA ROCK
Northern Lighthouse Board
Edinburgh, 24 February 2011
Latitude 56° 32.022'North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 005° 26.598' West
WGS 84 Datum

RE-SCHEDULED ESTABLISHMENT OF LIGHT

Following the demolition of the previous beacon at this location, a temporary unlit Isolated Danger Mark buoy has been established at 56° 32.017'North (approx.) 005° 26.478' West (approx.).

With reference to NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 7 OF 2011 (DATED 3 FEBRUARY 2011), mariners are advised that the planned establishment of a light at this location has been postponed, pending suitable conditions of weather and tide for installation. It is anticipated that the light and beacon will be established on or about 11 MARCH 2011. The buoy will be withdrawn following the establishment of the light.

which says the old beacon has been demolished and "anticipates" a new beacon.

Would someone please go for a wee sail and report back?

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:20 pm
by Arghiro
Go on then, admit it, who knocked it over?

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:49 am
by Mark
DaveS wrote:
Mark wrote:
Nick wrote:Notice to mariners:
SCOTLAND-WEST COAST.
NGA CHART 35108 (1ST ED).
BRANRA ROCK LIGHT, FL (2) 10 SEC 3 METERS 5 MILES,
ESTABLISHED IN 56° 32.0'N 005° 26.6'W


FL (2) 10? So it's no longer an Isolated Danger Beacon. Personally I'd rather they left it as an Isolated Danger and just gaffer taped a light to it.


Well, according to my brand new copy of Reeds PBO Almanac, white, Fl (2) is the correct light characteristic for an isolated danger mark.


Thought it was 2 in 5 secs - maybe it doesn't have to be.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:45 pm
by Telo
Arghiro wrote:But I can't quite see it from here, in deepest Staffordshire. :goatd


It works well enough in the dark, but, strangely enough, the new Branra Rock light is actually less effective than the old unlit beacon during the day in misty or dreich conditions. For some reason the Northern Light have painted it grey which just blends into the mirk (the old one was black or dark rust or something). I think I shall call upon my very good friend Lord Claymore to compose a well turned phrase for my correspondence with the Commissioners.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:57 pm
by NorthUp2
Shard wrote:
Arghiro wrote:But I can't quite see it from here, in deepest Staffordshire. :goatd


It works well enough in the dark, but, strangely enough, the new Branra Rock light is actually less effective than the old unlit beacon during the day in misty or dreich conditions. For some reason the Northern Light have painted it grey which just blends into the mirk (the old one was black or dark rust or something). I think I shall call upon my very good friend Lord Claymore to compose a well turned phrase for my correspondence with the Commissioners.



While you're at it, please give then a nudge regarding spelling on NTMs!

quote: "3 METERS "

I doubt it has three meters in view, but it may well be three metres tall.

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:23 pm
by mm5aho
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Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:28 pm
by Telo
Thanks for the pic. I wrote to the Commisioners and had a fairly positive response. I think I mentioned it on a later thread.