Beamer Rock


A rock in the Firth of Forth, Beamer Rock (or simply Beamer) a half-mile (0.8 km) southwest of North Queensferry and ¾ mile (1.2 km) north of Port Edgar. Covered at high tide, Beamer was a danger to shipping and was been marked by a beacon since 1826, rected at the request of Inverkeithing Town Council. An automated light-beacon was built in 1892, comprising a red and white striped conical tower, 6m (20 feet) in height, with an adjacent support building. This was latterly operated by Forth Ports Ltd. and marked the entrance to St. Margaret's Hope and Rosyth harbour. However, this tower was dismantled in 2011 and the rock was levelled to form a base for the central tower of the Queensferry Crossing, which opened in 2017. The old beacon has been stored pending possible re-erection nearby.

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