Lighthouse powered by gas

#Picture Number ST158

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Wicklow Head lighthouse, which was powered by gas in the 1860s; the gas holder stands beside the lighthouse. Lighthouses in Ireland pioneered the use of gas rather than oil to fuel the lamps – it was more economical and had more illuminating power.