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The fourth Eddystone lighthouse built on the Stone 13 miles South-east of Polperro, Cornwall, England, which claimed up to 50 ships a year. Built by the English civil engineer John Smeaton (1724-1792) beginning in 1756 it was in operation for 127 years. Work in progress on the 15th course, showing the method of raising the blocks of Portland stone from the boat to working level. From 'Lives of the Engineers' Vol. II by Samuel Smiles (London, 1861). Engraving.

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The fourth Eddystone lighthouse built on the Stone 13 miles South-east of Polperro, Cornwall, England, which claimed up to 50 ships a year.  Built by  the English civil engineer John Smeaton (1724-1792) beginning in 1756 it was in operation for 127 years. Work in progress on the 15th course, showing the method of raising the blocks of Portland stone from the boat to working level.  From 'Lives of the Engineers' Vol. II by Samuel Smiles (London, 1861). Engraving.