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It is 400 years this year since the Mayflower set sail for America with men, women and children hoping for a better life in America.
Plymouth and other towns in the UK, and towns and cities in the USA have been preparing for the 400th anniversary of that ship setting sail.
Then along came Covid 19! And all plans have had to be put on hold.
But the painting of Smeaton's Tower, this lighthouse, went ahead.

Smeaton's Tower now stands on Plymouth Hoe, and is a very distinctive landmark.

John Smeaton FRS, a distinguished civil engineer, born 1724, died 1792.
He designed this lighthouse and it was erected on Eddystone Rock, 14km(9 statute miles) from land, between 1756-1759.

This was the third lighthouse to be constructed on the Eddystone Reef.
Smeaton's Tower is the best known because of its influence on lighthouse design, and its importance in the development of concrete for building. Its upper portions have been re-erected in Plymouth as a monument. Smeaton based his design on the shape of an oak tree.

Two more pictures in the workshop.
I hope that you are all keeping safe.

Thanks for looking.

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