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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. From 'Scenes in England' by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured 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. From 'Scenes in England' by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured engraving.