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Position: 54°46.0' N 5°41.3' W
Location: northern extremity of Belfast Lough
Present Tower Built: 1902
Tower Composition: Locally quarried stone
Height of Tower: 52 ft 6 ins (16 m)
Designer: William Douglass
Builder: Commissioners of Irish Lights
Focal Height of Light: 147 ft 8 ins (45 m) above mean high water
First Lit: September 1902
Light Characteristic: White flash every 3 seconds.
Visible Range on clear night: Nominal 27 nautical miles
Blackhead (Antrim) marks the northern extremity of Belfast Lough.
The octagonal tower was designed by William Douglass, Engineer to the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and completed in 1902.
The light was converted to electric in 1969 and automated in 1975.