"The Corporation of Trinity House" Harwich Favorite Tip by Ash59
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Favorite thing: Harwich is the head quarters of the Corporation of Trinity House, which is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands. It is responsible for providing navigation maritime aids such as lighthouses, light ships, buoys and beacons. At present, Trinity House services 82 lighthouses, 14 light vessels and over 500 buoys.
Trinity House maintains over 500 buoys, lighted and unlighted, and a significant number of these are maintained in the Harwich buoy yard, along with a few light ships.
Until 1987, Trinity House was also liable for providing pilotage facilities for Harwich and 39 other districts, but the Harwich Haven Authority now under takes this responsibility. However, Trinity House is still responsible for the licensing of deep-sea pilots.
Trinity House was first granted its Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514, and a depot was built on land behind the White Hart Inn in Harwich in 1812.