Iron Lighthouse

by Jem Croucher

On the north sea coast at Harwich
Iron lighthouse in the sea
Built to replace the old one
back in eighteen sixty-three

Here are sandy beaches
but the sea looks just the same
As is does down on the Southern coast
where I’ll soon be home again

©Jemverse

The ‘High’ and ‘Low’ Lighthouses on Dovercourt’s shore at Harwich were built in 1863 as a pair after the two Lighthouses at Harwich, which worked on a similar principal of being aligned by the mariner to mark safe passage had become inacurate and dangerously misleading. Pictured is the ‘low’ one of the pair. Photo – Jempics.

4 Comments to “Iron Lighthouse”

  1. Lovely poem, Jem!
    I really like the historical context you have used in it.

  2. A very good poem. Thanks for sharing!

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