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I took this photo in late August about 20 minutes before a thunder storm occured. The old black & white lighthouse is now a shell, its useful life coming to and end on the 31st October 1986. The other structure is the Low Light, built and put into operation around 1852. Later the light was removed and the tower was used to store explosives and later water.

Spurn point extends into the Humber Estuary and has had a big effect on the navigation of vessles over the years. Spurn is three and half miles long and only 50 meters wide in places, it is made up of a series of sand & shingle banks held together by grasses. The Ministry of Defence maintained Spurn and its Victorian Sea Defences until they sold it to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in the 1950's. The sea defences are now crumbling and breaking down makeing Spurn a victim to the North Sea.

The following text is taken from Spurnpoint.com web site.

The only light on Spurn today is a flashing green starboard light on the very end of the point and the fixed green lights marking the end of the Pilots jetty.
Because of Spurns ever moving position there have been many Lighthouses over the years.

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