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W14 | CLAPPER BUOY AND BUOY CHAINS

Buoy Bridle, Shackle and different types of chain

These chains, bridles and shackles were used to keep a buoy in place at sea.  There were three grades of chain used: 44mm Stud Chain, 42mm Open Chain and 32mm Open Chain.

Floating Bell Buoy

The Bell Buoy was placed on top of a float and had clappers fixed to the frame which hit the bell as it moved in the sea.

Buoys are much more sophisticated now.  See https://www.irishlights.ie/safety-navigation/cil-aids-to-navigation.aspx

 

The two huts on the left were a paint store and workshop.

 

Contact Us

Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
Harbour Road
Goleen
West Cork
Ireland
Tel: +353 28 35000 or + 353 28 35115 (Summer Only)
E: info@mizenhead.ie

Opening Times

November 1st – March 16th: 11am-4pm (Weekends Only)
March 17th – May 31st: 10.30am – 5pm
June 1st – August 31st: 10am – 6pm
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September, October 
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November -March 
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