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Skagen Fyr

Skagen Fyr

The lighthouse "Skagen Fyr" is 46 meters tall and was built in 1858.

The rotating lens weighs a little more than 2,000 Kg is resting on mercury, the light source is a 400 Watt sodium light bulb. It can be seen 20 nautical miles away.
No rating yet10/24/2006664Google Earth Logo
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Lighthouse at Barcelona, NY

Lighthouse at Barcelona, NY

1st natural gas fired light in the world and it's in the USA.
No rating yet10/23/2006425Google Earth Logo
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Lighthouse Texel

Lighthouse Texel

Lighthouse on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. Build in 1863.
Rating of 3.509/17/2006560Google Earth Logo
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Highland Lighthouse, Truro, MA

Highland Lighthouse, Truro, MA

Originally built in 1797 and reconstructed in 1857, Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is the oldest, highest, and most important lighthouse on Cape Cod. The first light was from whale oil, then lard oil, then kerosene, then electricity in 1932. Automated since 1986, it is still a functioning U.S. Coast Guard light. Locally it is known as Highland Light yet on maritime charts it is officially named C...
Rating of 309/03/2006538Google Earth Logo
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Wind Pont Light

Wind Pont Light

Established in 1880 and automated in 1964 the 108-foot tall (32.9m) Wind Point Light continues to cast its guiding beam, albeit now an airport beacon, to the waters of Lake Michigan off the coast of southeastern Wisconsin. For more informaiton: http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/windpt.htm
No rating yet08/29/2006424Google Earth Logo
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Ushenish Lighthouse

Ushenish Lighthouse

Ushenish Lighthouse on the Island of South Uist was completed in 1857 by David and Thomas Stevenson. It is only 12 meters high.
No rating yet08/04/2006453Google Earth Logo
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Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

This light was first lit in 1900. It was engineered by David and Charles Stevenson. It has a range of 25 miles.
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Eilean Glas Lighthouse, Scalpy

Eilean Glas Lighthouse, Scalpy

Eilean Glas Lighthouse was one of the first 4 lighthouses built in Scotland. It is on the island of Scalpay in the Western Isles of Scotland. The present tower was erected in 1824 when Robert Stevenson.
It is Red and White in colour (you can see the banding if you zoom in).
No rating yet08/03/2006602Google Earth Logo
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Gunfleet Lighthouse

Gunfleet Lighthouse

Gunfleet lighthouse is situated six miles off the coast of Frinton on Sea on a horseshoe shaped bay in the northern part of Gunfleet sands. It is equally on the north-east limit of the Port of London and therefore just inside territorial waters.
It was constructed in 1850 as a screw pile lighthouse designed by Mr. Walker of Trinity House but based on the invention of an Irish man called...
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Cape NDoua Lighthouse, new caledonia

Cape NDoua Lighthouse, new caledonia

The reef of new caledonia is dangerous for boats. This is the lighthouse of N'Doua cape.
Rating of 4.506/28/2006606Google Earth Logo
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La Lanterna, Genova

La Lanterna, Genova

It is considered the main symbol of the city, la "Lanterna" is an old lighthouse located near the main dock of Genova.

Additional info: http://www.liguri.org/lanterna/
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Farol da Barra - Salvador, BA - Brazil

Farol da Barra - Salvador, BA - Brazil

Farol da Barra / Barra Lighthouse, in Salvador, BA - Brasil.
No rating yet06/20/2006323Google Earth Logo
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Amede Lighthouses, new caledonia

Amede Lighthouses, new caledonia

This is the famous lightouse in new caledonia called "Phare Amédée".
Rating of 506/15/2006618Google Earth Logo
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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

This is the second oldest light house in the Great lakes.
Rating of 506/13/2006321Google Earth Logo
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Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

Muckle Flugga Lighthouse was first li on 1st January 1858. It was designed by Thomas and David Stevenson
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Butt of Lewis lighthouse

Butt of Lewis lighthouse

Engineered by David Stevenson in 1862. It is 37 meters high with 168 steps. It was automated in 1998.
Rating of 405/02/2006345Google Earth Logo
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Worlds tallest lighthouse

Worlds tallest lighthouse

The steel Marine Tower at Yama****a Park in Yokohama is 106 m (348 ft) high. It has a visibility range of 32 km (20 miles) and an observatory 100 m (328 ft) above the ground. Visitors can see Japan's Mount Fuji froim the observatory.
The 2-story observation deck at a height of 100m above the ground offers a 360 degree panoramic view.
Rating of 3.404/26/2006852Google Earth Logo
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Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Ponce Inlet, FL. The third tallest lighthouse in the United States mainland.
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1,000 US Lighthouses

1,000 US Lighthouses

Data from US government GeoNet Names Server, accourate to a few meters.
Rating of 4.503/01/2006697Google Earth Logo
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St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight - UK

St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight - UK

A lighthouse had been on this site since 1323, at the most southerly tip of the Island providing a warning for a radius of up to 26 nautical miles. It was automated in July 1997.

Additional info from 'Pompey Outlaw':
Specifications
Established 1323
Height Of Tower 27 Metres
Height Of Light Above Mean High Water 41 Metres
Automated 30 July 1997
Lamp 2 X 4...
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Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

This is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse along the outerbanks of North Carolina.

http://www.nps.gov/calo/
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Arecibo Lighthouse, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Lighthouse, Puerto Rico

One of several lighthouses found in Puerto Rico.
Rating of 0.501/05/2006415Google Earth Logo
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All Lighthouses of Mallorca

All Lighthouses of Mallorca

This placemarks lead to all ligthouses around Mallorca, including the third oldest still existing of the world.
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Saint Nicolas LightHouse, Kea, Greece

Saint Nicolas LightHouse, Kea, Greece

It is the second Lighthouse build in Greece
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Faro de Penas en Gozon Spain

Faro de Penas en Gozon Spain

Faro de Peñas situado en Gozón, Asturias, España.
Rating of 412/02/2005365Google Earth Logo
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