A gyroscope, used by seafarers as a keeper of direction when compasses were inaccurate or unavailable. They measure both balance and angular acceleration and help keep track of an object’s orientation, independent of any other landmarks or determinants of direction.
The Georgetown Lighthouse was first built by the Dutch in 1817 and then rebuilt in 1830 to help guide ships into the Demerara River from the Atlantic Ocean. The 103 ft. high octagonal structure is a famous Georgetown, Guyana, landmark with its distinct vertical red and white stripes. The Lighthouse, located on Water Street, is a National Monument.