The first Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in the Great Storm of Nov. 26, 1703…
Henry Roberts, 1761 - Winstanley’s Lighthouse at the Eddystone - engraving; “The Pictorial Gallery of Arts” - Charles Knight & Co, 22 Ludgate Street, London.
“Me father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light
And he slept with a mermaid one fine night
From this union there came three;
A porpoise and a porgy and the other was me!
Yo ho ho, the wind blows free,
Oh for the life on the rolling sea!”