Girdle Ness

Girdle Ness Lighthouse
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Girdle Ness Lighthouse

A headland on the North Sea coast of Aberdeenshire, Girdle Ness extends into the sea at Aberdeen, separating Aberdeen Bay from Nigg Bay to the south. The shipmaster of Aberdeen demanded a lighthouse be built at Girdle Ness when the whaling ship Oscar was wrecked there in 1813 with only two survivors out of a crew of 45. The lighthouse was eventually built in 1833, by Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850).

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