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Whitby Fog Signal

Foghorn on the coast between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay.

Built on the site of Whitby Low Light, operational from 1903 to 1987, decommissioned by Trinity House in 1988. Known locally as Hawsker Bull, sounding 4 blasts every 90 seconds in foggy conditions through 2 iron Rayleigh trumpets 20ft in length. Powered by compressed air, originally by 2 Hornsby horizontal oil engines. Electrification work completed in 1961. Sold to residential use and now known as Hornblower Lodge.

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Key Words :- fog horn signal Hawsker Whitby
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Address :- Ling Hill, Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JY
Grid Ref :- NZ 92715 10275
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.479368 , Long - -0.570589
Local Authority :- Scarborough Borough Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Condition :- Site refurbished to residential housing
Site Dates :- 1903 - 1988