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 ===== The first electrified lighthouse ===== ===== The first electrified lighthouse =====
 In December 1858, under the direction of Michael Faraday FRS – the scientific adviser to Trinity House, carbon arc lamps powered by magneto generator was installed in the Upper Lighthouse. Upper Lighthouse thus became the first electrified lighthouse in the world. The experiment continued until early 1860.  In December 1858, under the direction of Michael Faraday FRS – the scientific adviser to Trinity House, carbon arc lamps powered by magneto generator was installed in the Upper Lighthouse. Upper Lighthouse thus became the first electrified lighthouse in the world. The experiment continued until early 1860. 
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 In 1872, the Upper Lighthouse received its own permanent electric installation. A power station was built mid-way between the two lighthouses. ​ In 1872, the Upper Lighthouse received its own permanent electric installation. A power station was built mid-way between the two lighthouses. ​
  
 +The tour guide said that these days, you can still find pieces of carbon rod lying around the Upper Lighthouse. The archaeologists initially were not sure what they were. Apparently the previously lighthouse keepers used to throw the burnt carbon rods off the window, so they scattered around the lighthouse.  ​
 ===== The first ship-to-shore radiotelegraph ===== ===== The first ship-to-shore radiotelegraph =====
 The first ship-to-shore radiotelegraph transmission was conducted by Marconi and his assistant on Christmas Eve 1898. Marconi sent his assistant to East Goodwin lightship. Nobody remembers what the said to each other. ​ The first ship-to-shore radiotelegraph transmission was conducted by Marconi and his assistant on Christmas Eve 1898. Marconi sent his assistant to East Goodwin lightship. Nobody remembers what the said to each other. ​
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