Specialist: lighthouses

From the quiz on 4/10/16.

  1. What is the name, after the distinctive rock formation on which it stands, of the lighthouse situated at the extreme western end of the Isle of Wight? Needles Lighthouse

  2. The only lighthouse in the US that is still permanently manned is situated in the harbour of which east coast city? Boston

  3. What adjective, from the Latin for “concealed”, is applied to a light in a lighthouse that is interrupted at regular intervals by brief periods of darkness (of equal length), that is, the “opposite” of a flashing light? Occulting

  4. Although Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse is set on the isle of Skye, it was largely inspired by a childhood trip to which lighthouse in St Ives Bay in Cornwall? Godrevy Head

  5. The Tower of Hercules, the world’s oldest operational lighthouse, was built by the Romans in the late 1st century AD at the entrance to the harbour of which city in Galicia in northwestern Spain? A Coruña (La Coruña, Corunna)


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