Bishop's Rock
Der Leuchtturm von Bishop Rock

Bishop Rock (Kornisch: Men an Eskob) ist die westlichste Klippe Mitteleuropas und als die kleinste Insel der Welt im Guinnessbuch der Rekorde zu finden. Die Insel befindet sich am äußersten westlichen Ende der zu Großbritannien gehörenden Scilly-Inseln auf Position 49° 52′ N, 6° 27′ W49.871666666667-6.4457Koordinaten: 49° 52′ N, 6° 27′ W.

Im Jahre 1847 wurde mit dem Bau des ersten Leuchtturms begonnen, der allerdings von der rauhen See vor seiner Vollendung weggespült wurde. Am 1. September 1858 schließlich sandte auf der kleinen Felseninsel einer der einsamsten Leuchttürme der Welt sein erstes Licht aus. Er besteht aus Granitblöcken, die später innen mit Eisenträgern und außen mit einer Granitumhüllung verstärkt wurden. Der Turm ist 49 m hoch, hat eine Reichweite von 24 Seemeilen (sm), bei Nebel 4 sm, und ist seit 1992 automatisiert.

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