St. Mary's Lighthouse Print
A4 print of our St. Mary's Lighthosue, Whitley Bay original illustration on premium quality fine art textured paper with black cardboard mount included.
356mm x 280mm (with mount)
297mm x 210mm (without mount)
Please Note: The artwork printed onto this product is an original illustration, hand drawn and designed by Coastin' Along Ltd. who own all copyrights to the design.
A Brief Description
The lighthouse is situated on St. Mary's Island, just off the coast of Whitley Bay, which was known as Bate's Island during medieval times when it was owned by the Bates family and occupied by a small chapel dedicated to St. Helen that burned a lamp to warn incoming ships of the rocks. This lamp was known as St. Katherine's Light, but at some point was wrongly ascribed to St. Mary which stuck and is why the Island and then later the Lighthouse were named after St. Mary.
The island is only accessible via a causeway during low tide when the North Sea falls back and reveals the passage that connects the island to the mainland (this usually happens twice within a 24 period). The crossing timetable can be found on North Tyneside Council's website so you can plan ahead for your visit.
Although the lighthouse is no longer operational, the island is a bustling tourist attraction with a visitor's centre and nature reserve home to grey seals, a number of coastal birds and other wildlife which can often be spotted on the rocks surrounding the lighthouse.
Coastin' Along Ltd. own all rights to all artwork, illustrations, and designs that are created and sold by Coastin' Along Ltd. This includes this, and all other, artwork sold as prints via www.coastinalong.co.uk
All rights reserved. No part of this illustration may be reproduced or used in any manner other than it's intended personal use as a physical decorative piece without written permission from the copyright owner.