Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
In the decade before the lighthouse was constructed with 186 steps to the top, a total of 39 vessels were wrecked off the Western end of the is lands. Here the reefs extend some 16 miles or more out to sea. At the time of its construction in 1844 by the Royal Engineers, steel was not available for building purposes. As a result, Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse is one of the few in the world made of cast iron.