Legend of the lighthouse builder: how a British engineer in China helped connect East and West, while living life to the full

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  • A Scot, David Marr Henderson spent most of his working life in China, where he built lighthouses that made it into a trading nation. But it wasn’t all work and no play.
  • One of the few Marr Henderson lighthouse drawings seen in public is of Waglan Lighthouse, now a declared a monument in Hong Kong. The drawing was used by student researchers at City University’s Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections group to create 3D printed models of his original design, displayed recently at an exhibition held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum called “Seeing in the Dark: Stories of Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouse”.
Period4 Jul 2021

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TitleLegend of the lighthouse builder: how a British engineer in China helped connect East and West, while living life to the full
DescriptionA Scot, David Marr Henderson spent most of his working life in China, where he built lighthouses that made it into a trading nation. But it wasn’t all work and no play. One of the few Marr Henderson lighthouse drawings seen in public is of Waglan Lighthouse, now a declared a monument in Hong Kong. The drawing was used by student researchers at City University’s Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections group to create 3D printed models of his original design, displayed recently at an exhibition held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum called “Seeing in the Dark: Stories of Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouse”.
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Media name/outletPost Magazine, SCMP
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorStuart Heaver
Duration / Length / SizeFeature
Date4/07/21
Linkhttps://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3139429/legend-lighthouse-builder-how-british-engineer