The North Carr Lightship by Tom Gomez

North Carr is a unique historic vessel, the last manned Lightship in Scotland, largely unaltered since she came off station in 1975 after 42 years of service off Fife Ness, when she warned shipping away from the North Carr Reef.

Now moored in Victoria Dock, Dundee next to the Apex Hotel, she is the headquarters for Taymara, a maritime training charity serving the local community.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Featured in : A Place To Call Home : 19 Mar 12

Sold 1 Card : 15 Apr 13

Related shots can be found at: Dundee or Lowland Scotland.

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  • Fara
    Faraabout 3 years ago

    Good shot here my friend………………..jumped right off the page which is a great indicator……………Joyce!!

  • Always appreciated dear Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 3 years ago

    I think someone should take up a collection for a coat of paint, Tom! Well seen!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Yep, saw this wee beauty too! 1st class capture Tom :o)

  • Thank you my friend, in the inner harbour there is a sailing ship with no sails and a lightship with no engine – hehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 3 years ago

    Wow, great capture Tom! Great composition and background info – its great you always add this, very interesting indeed, congrats mate!

  • Thank you kindly Matt, I enjoy the history as much as the photography …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    What a brilliant capture dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    What a great idea a moveable lighthouse ! fabulous shot Tom and as always great info

  • Always appreciated Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    This is a marvelous catch of a fading institution. Probably the most famous example in the US is the Nantucket Lightship, which is of a different configuration from the North Carr, but which has a fabulous history. I was a voracious reader as a kid (& still am), & I remember asking my dad what a lightship was when I ran across the term in some book or other, when I was maybe 8 years old. He explained it to me, & subsequently found some books with pictures & other information. Funny how your excellent photo brought all this up! Great work on all counts, Tom.

  • Thank you Sheila, the history is indeed fascinating and in the case of the North Carr, tragic. In 1959 the 9 man crew of the RNLB Mona was lost as it heroically attempted to evacuate the crew of the North Carr in a tremendous storm. The North Carr has never had an engine, it was always towed on station then anchored in position so it was at the mercy of the storm which was threatening to sink it.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Like the overcast here Tom

  • Thank you kindly Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Amazing capture!!!

  • Very much appreciated Carlos …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

  • Very much appreciated my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

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