Lighthouses Sentence Examples
It is the prototype of all lighthouses in the world.
He often accompanied his father on his official visits to the lighthouses of the Scottish coast and on longer journeys, thus early accustoming himself to travel.
The railways, lighthouses, gas and waterworks and other concessions and industries were placed in British hands.
The German coasts are well provided with lighthouses.
The difficulty of connecting lightships and isolated lighthouses to the mainland by submarine cables, owing to the destructive action of the tides and waves on rocky coasts on the wll- shore ends, led many inventors to look for a way out of the difficulty by the adoption of some form of inductive Smith.Advertisement
Stevenson, who in 1892 advocated the use of the inductive system pure and simple for communication between the mainland and isolated lighthouses or islands.
It also deals with the accounts of harbours, lighthouses and mercantile marine offices, and of the merchant seamen's fund, and with the consuls' accounts for disabled seamen abroad.
The terrors of this " savage sea and inhospitable shore," once described by Sallust, have, however, been greatly mitigated by the introduction of steam, the improvement of the harbours, and the establishment by the French government of an excellent system of lighthouses.
The isle is surrounded by shoals, and high-level and low-level lighthouses have been erected, the one at the north-west and the other at the north-east corner.
So popular has it become that besides being used for massive constructions like breakwaters, dock walls, culverts, and for foundations of buildings, lighthouses and bridges, it is also proving its usefulness to the architect and engineer in many other ways.Advertisement
It has a good harbour (in which there are three lighthouses), considerable coastwise trade, and important oyster fisheries.
The entrance to the port is free from ice nearly all the year round, is excellently buoyed, and lighted by two lightships and eight lighthouses, among the latter the remarkable Rothesand Leuchtturm, erected 1884-1885.
Population 250, consisting chiefly of the keepers of the numerous lighthouses erected by the Canadian government.
Railways, telegraphs, lighthouses, the harbour works at Suez, the breakwater at Alexandria, were carried out by some of the best contractors of Europe.
It is the seat of a branch board of the Russian admiralty and of the administration of the Baltic lighthouses.Advertisement
Lighthouses exist on one of the Quwain group of islands off Ras Musandam and on Tunb I.; light-buoys have been placed at Bushire in the outer and inner anchorages, at Bahrein and on the Shatt al 'Arab bar.
The anchorage is an open roadstead, with two lighthouses.
The harbour, which is important as a harbour of refuge, is protected on the east by land, and the Federal government has strengthened this protection by dikes and groins and other sand-catching devices; it has five lighthouses.
Along the sea-board are twenty-two well-defined headlands or capes and about a score of bays or inlets, to mark which for navigators there are thirty-four lighthouses.
In 1819 he was nominated a commissioner of lighthouses, for which he was the first to construct compound lenses as substitutes for mirrors.Advertisement
His scientific work was chiefly concerned with galvanism and its medical applications, with the construction and illumination of lighthouses, and with experiments for preserving human life and material objects from destruction by fire.
The normal annual expenditure amounts to about L56,000, while 24,000 is generally allotted to extraordinary works, such as new cuttings, &c. Between 1857 and 1905 a sum of about one and three quarter millions sterling was spent on engineering works, including the construction of quays, lighthouses, workshops and buildings, &c. Sulina from being a collection of mud hovels has developed into a town with 5000 inhabitants; a well-found hospital has been established where all merchant sailors receive gratuitous treatment; lighthouses, quays, floating elevators and an efficient pilot service all combine to make it a first-class port.
With flat and shelving shores, the shoal-banks off the main mouths of the delta form the chief danger to shipping, and this is guarded against by a good service of lighthouses and lightships.
St Malo fades, we zig-zag around buoys & lighthouses to the open sea.
With three lighthouses on an island three miles long, Lundy now has one of the highest densities of lighthouses on an island three miles long, Lundy now has one of the highest densities of lighthouses in the country.Advertisement
At the Museum of Scottish lighthouses at Fraserburgh, you can go to the top of Scotland's oldest lighthouse.
It contains most of the books published in the world about lighthouses, light vessels and lighthouse tenders.
The questions which would claim the exercise of such a jurisdiction appear to be (I) intercolonial tariffs and the coasting trade; (2) railways, roads, canals, and other such works running through any two of the colonies; (3) beacons and lighthouses on the coast; (4) intercolonial gold regulations; (5) postage between the said colonies; (6) a general court of appeal from the courts of sucn colonies; (7) a power to legislate on all other subjects which may be submitted to them by addresses from the legislative councils and assemblies of the colonies, and to appropriate to any of the above-mentioned objects the necessary sums of money, to be raised by a percentage on the revenues of all the colonies interested."
A very ingenious call-bell arrangement was devised, capable of responding only to regularly reversed battery currents, but not 1 See Fahie, History of Wireless Telegraphy, p. 170; also 5th Report (1897) of the Royal Commission on Electrical Communication with Lightships and Lighthouses.
But it is indisputable that Brewster was earlier in the field than Fresnel; that he described the dioptric apparatus in 1812; that he pressed its adoption on those in authority at least as early as 1820, two years before Fresnel suggested it; and that it was finally introduced into British lighthouses mainly by his persistent efforts.
In addition to the provision and maintenance of roads and the construction of public buildings, the department of public works also provides all works of a public nature, such as water-supply, sanitation, embankments, lighthouses, ferries and bridges, and which require technical skill.
Set up small lighthouses, sailboats, and other nautical themed items throughout the room.
For more than a decade, The Lighthouse Man, also known as Kevin's Custom Crafts, has been creating handcrafted lighthouses and nautical items for the home, including very unique looking entertainment centers.
Some examples include parking lot machines, lighthouses and water fountain pumps.
Some designs for nautical themed shower curtains include the typical rope, net and anchor motifs while others use buoys, ships and lighthouses.
People who have a fascination with lighthouses will have fun adding decorative towels detailing lighthouses.
From sailboats and lighthouses to lobsters and clams, elements that are commonly seen along the coasts and tropics convey a strong, vivacious and forward mood.
For example, some shower curtains combine old world nautical maps with harbor lighthouses in the foreground complete with palm fronds and picket fencing.
The seasonal sailings depart from Kingston, New York and cruise past million-dollar mansions, historic lighthouses, sleepy villages and bountiful local vineyards.
The three-hour narrated cruise includes views of lighthouses and Constitution Island.
The guided river tours pass by magnificent waterfront mansions, landmark lighthouses, vineyards and orchards.
These include battlefields, cemeteries, prisons, lighthouses and more like those discussed in 10_Most_Haunted_Places_in_America.
Among these is the historic Sturgeon Point Lighthouse on Lake Huron, built in 1869 and one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes.
In addition to fishing and boating, the nearby Lake Huron shoreline is dotted with historic lighthouses, seafood restaurants, and picturesque lakeside communities.
Tour lighthouses, play in the ocean, visit an aquarium, or stroll the boardwalk for amusements, food stands and a hundred points of interest.
Neuwerk, containing some marshland protected by dikes, has two lighthouses and a lifeboat station.
On the Ness two lighthouses have been built at different levels, the lights of which are visible at 13 and 16 m.
Sand bars keep filling up the mouths of these channels, necessitating frequent dredging and extension of the breakwaters, work undertaken by the Federal government, which also maintains a most comprehensive and completeystem of aids to navigation, including lighthouses and lightships, fog alarms, gas and other buoys, life-saving, storm signal and weather report stations.
He took up the question of lighthouses and harbours; in the former he secured greater efficiency, in the latter he prevented useless expenditure.
Until the Civil War he was engaged in various engineering works, mainly in connexion with lighthouses, and later as a captain of topographical engineers in the survey of the northern lakes.
This fact having been fully demonstrated, acetylene dissolved in this way was exempted from the Explosives Act, and consequently upon this exemption a large business has grown up in the preparation and use of dissolved acetylene for lighting motor omnibuses, motor cars, railway carriages, lighthouses, buoys, yachts, &c., for which it is particularly adapted.