26. Views from the old Whitby lighthouse
Scenes of Whitby and surrounding area
This Whitby west pier lighthouse was erected 1831 under the direction of Colonel Cholmley, Lord of the Manor of Whitby, the Right Honourable the Earl of Mulgrave, John Campion Coates, Richard Moorsam, William Skinner, Abel Chapmen, Henry Walker Yeoman, William Chapman, Harrison Chilton, Thomas Simpson, Richard Moorsam Junior, Edmund Turton, John Barry, Thomas Fishburn and Edward Chapman Esquires, and Trustees of the Piers and Harbour of Whitby. Francis Pickernell, Engineer - as it says on the plaque at the base.
Winding your way up the spiral staircase protected by massive blocks of stone.
At the top you can then quite nicely photograph all craft passing by in a very magnificent setting!
Views from the old Whitby lighthouse of the lower harbour entrance and the piers and sea walls
The dredger barge SANDSEND passing by the east pier wall.
Out to sea to dump the harbour sludge!
A tourist speedboat heading out to sea.
Craft passing the sea defence wall of the east pier in the lower harbour of Whitby, above is a 'backdrop' of East Cliff, cottages, St Mary's Church (see page 13) and the ruins of Whitby Abbey (see page 2).
Bark Endeavour heading out to sea with cargo of tourists.
A yacht coming into the lower harbour.
The east pier wall.
The old Whitby lifeboat coming in full of tourists.
The end of the west pier. You can just see Sandsend Ness on the far left.
Bark Endeavour entering harbour ...
... packed with tourists.
A fast boat and a slow boat!
Looking along the west pier back into Whitby Town
The tourist boat ESK BELLE III packed with visitors entering the harbour entrance
The rather faster VELOCITY power boat
Pictures of North Yorkshire, England
docspics photos images © Dr Phil Brown