Lost Sounds: The Story of Coast Fog Signals

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Dundurn, 2001 - Transportation - 209 pages
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Lost Sounds reveals the practical development of sound signals from the early percussion instruments to the later succession of compressed -air sirens and diaphones. It is a record of another part of maritime history.
 

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Contents

South Foreland and the fog signal trials
31
The Lizard and the development of the siren
45
Beachy Head and the explosive fog signal
78
St Catherines and the 1901 fog signal trials
91
Lord Rayleigh as Scientific Advisor to Trinity House conducted further
99
Refurbishment and new plant
107
The Scottish siren and
121
The Seven Stones Lightvessels a survey of
135
Portland Bill and the diaphone
154
Hyskeir and the last generation of air signals
170
South Stack and the electric fog signals
179
Starting the fog signal
197
Index
205
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