Bell Rock Lighthouse The Bell Rock Lighthouse, off the coast of Angus, Scotland, is the world s oldest surviving sea washed lighthouse It was built between and by Robert Stevenson on the Bell Rock also known as Inchcape in the North Sea, miles km east of the Firth of Tay.Standing metres ft tall, its light is visible from statute miles km inland. Lighthouses Robert Louis Stevenson The Stevenson family s involvement in lighthouse engineering began with RLS s grandfather, Robert Stevenson . Lighthouse A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, rocks and safe entries to harbors they also assist in aerial navigation.Once widely used, the number of operational Bell Rock Lighthouse Bellrock Welcome The Bell Rock Lighthouse the end of the day See here for Ian Cowe s website The Bell Rock Lighthouse now an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark built on a semi submerged reef miles off the east coast of Scotland Cromarty Live Maritime Information Cromarty Maritime Information Throughout its history Cromarty has been defined by its proximity to the sea Today, the Cromarty Firth still provides livelihood and leisure for those who live in and visit our town. The Razorback Explore Great Ocean Road The Razorback is yet another rock formation that one can view when visiting the Loch Ard Gorge precinct It lies along the same path that takes one from the parking lot to Tom and Eva, and lies a further minutes walk up the path. The name is given to a limestone stack that stands in a cove that is constantly subjected to the forces of wind and water erosion of the Southern Ocean. History of the Stevenson Stephenson Stephen Clan Stevenson Stephenson Stephen Background Many of the clan family reference books have ignored the name Stevenson, which is surprising as it is such a well known and frequently found surname. The Grotto Explore Great Ocean Road After a long day of driving, most people have run out of steam by the time they reach the Grotto If there was ever a situation where the statement of saving the best for last was true, this would be it. Family Robert Louis Stevenson He is particularly significant because of his biography on RLS, The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson . Robert Louis Stevenson British author Britannica Early life Stevenson was the only son of Thomas Stevenson, a prosperous civil engineer, and his wife, Margaret Isabella Balfour His poor health made regular schooling difficult, but he attended Edinburgh Academy and other schools before, at age , entering Edinburgh University, where he was expected to prepare himself for the family profession of lighthouse engineering.