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Lighthouse & Coastguard Station - c1939

Lighthouse & Coastguard Station - c1939

Date Added: 14 July 2005 Contributor: Eric Malcolm Year: 1939 Picture No: 1281

Note the large radio mast in front of the Coastguard Station. Eric says this photo is 1946, but the Boat Club building is missing so it must be from before that. See a later view in picture #1889.

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Was the mast a tide signal mast? You can see an almost identical one at the other end of the country on the Rye Harbour image library. Comment left on 11 June 2007 at 10:01 by Estelle Quick
The coastguards used this mast as a gale warning indication, cone upward was a northerly direction gale, cone pointing down, southerly direction gale. Comment left on 11 June 2007 at 20:14 by Ian Jack
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