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New drawing of the second Eddystone Lighthouse, at Plymouth, England, built of wood in 1709 and burned on December 2, 1755. The drawing displays the lighthouse from a side view, showing the climb along the rock base to stairs.

The drawing is hand-edited, not to scale, but based on reference drawings of the 2nd lighthouse, and pictures of the rock base, with a handrail darkened for effect.

Most images of the lighthouse are under copyright, so this is a new drawing, released public domain, in GIF format. The gray sky around the lighthouse can be changed to other colors by downloading the file, using an editor with color-fill, and clicking on a gray section of sky to change the entire sky, filled with another selected colour (but leaving clouds unchanged).


  • "Eddystone Lighthouse History" (illustrated), Eddystone Eel Lures, 2005, webpage: EddystoneEel-History: shows lighthouse smaller/wider, in other colors, with different base, no stairs or waves.


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