Tower of Refuge (aka St. Mary’s Isle)
The Tower of Refuge, also known as St. Mary’s Isle, is a small castle-like structure built upon a partially submerged reef in Douglas Bay, The structure was built after RNLI founder William Hillary petitioned for a sanctuary to be built on St Mary’s Isle
The reef had taken many ships and so the tower provided both a visible warning for incoming ships and a refuge for those in distress.
Not an attraction you can visit but as it is so visible often a question asked by people as to what it is and its purpose.
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Tower of Refuge Photos
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNE)
Douglas weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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