Stanford channel floating light, Lowestoft Roads, Suffolk.
Published by W. Rushmer, London Road, Lowestoft.
Lithograph, 100 x 115mm. 4 x 4½". Laid on album sheet
'Stanford Float exhibits two lights upon a yard athwart ships which appear steady or in motion, according to the state of the weather. The lights are visible at a distance of two or three leagues, according to the clearness of the atmosphere. They serve as a direction for the Stanford Channel. In the day, a flag is hoisted at the mast-head; and during foggy weather and snow-showers, a bell is tolled night and day' ('The British Pharos' by Alan Stevenson, 1831).
[Ref: 11281] £75.00