(taken from IoM Examiner Annual 1897)
The following are the lights under the control of the Northern Lights Commissioners situated on the coasts of the Isle ot Man :-
Ayre Point, ½mile within point. lat 54 24 56 lon. 4 22 1 ; alternate white and red ; every minute ; visible 16 milesPrincipal light-keeper, Wm Charleson.
Extreme of Point of Ayre, fixed white ; visible 10 miles from N ¾ E through W to about E Fog siren gives 3 blasts, high. high. and low, every 3 minutes.
Peel, end of old pier ; 1 fixed red ; visible 3 miles.
Extremity of Peel breakwater, 1 fixed white ; visible 5 miles.
Port Erin, on E shore, 2 fixed red, 43 yards apart ; visible 5 miles. Leading lights in line lead to anchorage.
Chicken Rock, 1 white ; revolution every half minute ; visible 16 miles. Fog explosive every 5 minutes, bell every half minute. Principal lightkeeper, Thomas Dawson.
Port St. Mary, Pier head 1 fixed white ; visible 9 miles. Also, Hill, on W side of Port 1 fixed red. These two are leading lights.
End of Port St. Mary breakwater 1 fixed green ; visible 3 miles.
Castletown harbour, new pier head ; fixed red ; visible miles
Langness. SE part of point ; flash white, every 5 seconds ; visible 14 miles. Siren sounds for 5 seconds, with intervals af 40 seconds. Principal lightkeeper, John McQuarrie.
Derbyhaven SW end of breakwater ; 1 fixed white ; visible 2 miles.
Douglas, on Head ; lat. 54 8 35, ion. 4 27 52 ; 1 group flashing white, showing 6 flashes in quick succession during 15 seconds and eclipsed 15 seconds ; visible 14 milesPrincipal lghtkeeper, John Grierson.
Breakwater. Douglas 1 fixed red ; visible 6 miles.
Inner Pier, Douglas, 1 fixed white ; visible 6 miles 2½ hours before. and after high water, ball by day.
End of Victoria Pier, Douglas. fixed green , visible 3 miles ; between N by W and WSW.
Laxey, old pier head fixed white ; visible 6 miles ; visible between NNW and the land.
Ramsey, S pier head. 1 fixed red ; visible 4 miles. N pier head, 1 fixed green ; visible 9 miles.
[Ramsey] Iron pier 2 fixed red vertical.
Bahama Bank, light vessel in 11 fathoms, 1¼ miles south-east of SE tail of bank ; lat. 54 19 40, long. 4 12 55 ; 1 group flashing white, twice every half minute ; visible 11 miles Fog siren gives 2 blasts every 2 minutes. Red, one mast with ball. Bahama Bank on sides.
Regarding the Douglas Head Lighthouse the following may be of interest :The hours for visitors are from 11 am. to 1 p.m. daily (Saturdays and Sundays excepted). The candle power of the light is 22,000.
Inspector of LighthousesPrimrose, Port St Mary.