§ Mr. JOYCE
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the number of the principal lighthouses on the south coast of Ireland from the Fastnet Rock on the west to the Tuskar Rock on the east, including the latter; what are the names of the fog-signal stations on the same coast, and what distance are they from each other; and can he say whether any vessels have been lost owing to fog on this coast during the last ten years?
The fog-signal stations on the same coast are, excluding Fastnet, as follows:—
1. Kinsale (Old Head) 42 miles from Fastnet. 2. Daunts Lightship 12 miles from Kinsale. 3. Roches Point 4½ miles from Daunts. 4. Poer Head 4½ miles from Roches Point 5. Ballycotton 10½ miles from Poer Head 6. Hook Tower 43 miles from Ballycotton 7. Coningbeg Lightship 12 miles from Hook Tower 8. Barrels Lightship 10 miles from Coningbeg 9. Tuskar 9 miles from Barrels.
It appears from the records of Wreck Inquiries that there has only been one vessel lost on this coast during the past ten years, the loss of which was attributable wholly or partly to fog. This vessel was lost on the Tuskar Rocks.