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Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Islay

Did you know that the study of lighthouses is called Pharology? I'm a lighthouse nerd, so here is another flashback, this time to Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Port Ellen, Islay. It was built in 1832 by Walter Frederick Campbell in memory of Lady Ellenor Campbell. The plaque above the door reads:

"Ye who mid storms and tempests stray in

dangers midnight hour.

Behold where shines this friendly ray and

hail its guardian tower.

Tis but faint emblem of her light my fond

and faithful guide.

Whose sweet example meekin bright led

through this worlds eventful tide my happy course aright.

And still my guiding star she lives in realms

of bliss above.

Still to my heart blest influence gives and

prompts to deeds of love.

Tis she that bids me on the steep kindle this

beacons flame.

To light the wanderer o`er the deep who safe

shall bless her name.

So may sweet virtue lead your way that

when life`s voyage is o`er.

Secure like her with her you may attain the

heavenly shore."

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