Wolf Rock Lighthouse

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  • Owing its name to the unique howl heard when the wind filled the fissures of the rock, which is four miles south west of Lands End, or possibly too, because of the assumed shape of the rock to a wolf’s head, the station came into Trinity House history with the leasing to a Mr Henry Smith, the right to mark this marine hazard in 1791.

    Originally intending to build a lighthouse, Mr Smith found the task too daunting and finally constructed a wrought iron mast 6 metres high and 10 centimetres in diameter, complete with six stays and surmounted by a metal model of a wolf on the rock. This daymark, since it was not a lighted beacon, was finally erected in 1795 and was less substantial than had been specified, and although it offered little resistance to the Atlantic, the sea soon carried it away.

  • Wolf Rock Lighthouse Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 17°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain throughout the day.
     
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       79%  84%   8 mph
      5:23 am    9:20 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       71%  86%   9 mph
      5:23 am    9:21 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  68%   7 mph
      5:22 am    9:22 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       0%  48%   3 mph
      5:21 am    9:23 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       1%  34%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:24 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       12%  81%   10 mph
      5:20 am    9:25 pm

    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       13%  33%   8 mph
      5:19 am    9:26 pm
    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       47%  51%   13 mph
      5:18 am    9:27 pm

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