Cool lighthouses around the world.|
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|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.
|1st natural gas fired light in the world and it's in the USA.||10/23/2006||425|
|Lighthouse on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. Build in 1863.||09/17/2006||560|
|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...||09/03/2006||538|
|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||08/29/2006||424|
|Ushenish Lighthouse on the Island of South Uist was completed in 1857 by David and Thomas Stevenson. It is only 12 meters high.||08/04/2006||453|
|This light was first lit in 1900. It was engineered by David and Charles Stevenson. It has a range of 25 miles.||08/04/2006||421|
|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).
|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...
|The reef of new caledonia is dangerous for boats. This is the lighthouse of N'Doua cape.||06/28/2006||606|
|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/
|Farol da Barra / Barra Lighthouse, in Salvador, BA - Brasil.||06/20/2006||323|
|This is the famous lightouse in new caledonia called "Phare Amédée".||06/15/2006||618|
|This is the second oldest light house in the Great lakes.||06/13/2006||321|
|Muckle Flugga Lighthouse was first li on 1st January 1858. It was designed by Thomas and David Stevenson||05/06/2006||376|
|Engineered by David Stevenson in 1862. It is 37 meters high with 168 steps. It was automated in 1998.||05/02/2006||345|
|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.
|Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Ponce Inlet, FL. The third tallest lighthouse in the United States mainland. ||03/15/2006||420|
|Data from US government GeoNet Names Server, accourate to a few meters.||03/01/2006||697|
|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':
Height Of Tower 27 Metres
Height Of Light Above Mean High Water 41 Metres
Automated 30 July 1997
Lamp 2 X 4...
|This is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse along the outerbanks of North Carolina.|
|One of several lighthouses found in Puerto Rico.||01/05/2006||415|
|This placemarks lead to all ligthouses around Mallorca, including the third oldest still existing of the world.||12/27/2005||675|
|It is the second Lighthouse build in Greece||12/23/2005||311|
|Faro de Peñas situado en Gozón, Asturias, España.||12/02/2005||365|