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Brixham breakwater is half a mile long and protects the outer harbour of Brixham. It is useful for sea angling too.

"One terrible storm in 1866 was so bad that even the beacon on the breakwater was swept away. Fifty vessels were wrecked and more than 100 lives were lost in the storm that night.
After the storm of 1866 the wreckage stretched for nearly 3 miles up the coast from Brixham.

As a result the citizens of Exeter donated money to help set up the Brixham Lifeboat.
This is now called the Torbay Lifeboat Station and is situated just across the breakwater where it is sheltered."

Unfortunately I have been unable to find out any more information about the beacon!
I imagine that it is probably worked remotely.

It was a very warm day but yet the sky was cloudy, not a lot of actual sunshine!

Thanks for looking.

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