The lighthouse, smaller than its counterpart on the Western side, sits on the end of Whitby’s East Pier. It is 55 feet high, with a lantern on top, and was built in 1854. There is a newer, less attractive light a little way beyond it which serves as the main navigation aid into the harbour.
The East cost of Yorkshire is one of the area where fossils are relatively easy to find. Not huge dinosaur bones, although sometimes it is possible to discover the remains of marine reptiles, but the more delicate and intricate sea dwellers such as ammonites and belemnites. This easily overlooked artistic celebration of the area’s pre-history can be found on a slipway on the quieter side of Whitby harbour off the East Pier.
Whitby, famed for its ruined Abbey and tales of Dracula, is an old fishing port on the east coast of Yorkshire. This photo shows the east pier at the harbour entrance along with the eastern lighthouse which was built in 1855 and stands 16.5 m high. The lighthouse shows a red fixed light whereas its taller counterpart on the western pier displays a green light.