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Colombo Old Clock Tower Lighthouse

  • Nearest Town or City: Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Location: West coast of Sri Lanka.
  • Notes: This tower was first established as a clock tower in 1860; the navigational light was moved to the tower by 1865. The original clock (made by the same manufacturer as "Big Ben") was replaced in 1913. The light was eventually blocked by tall buildings and was replaced by the new Colombo Lighthouse at Galbokka Point.
  • Tower Height: 96
  • Description Tower: Square brick tower.
  • Operational: No
  • Date Established: 1860
  • Date Present Tower Built: 1860
  • Current Use: Clock, monument.
  • Open To Public: Grounds only.
  • Directions: Located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha in downtown Colombo.
  • Height Focal Plane: 0
  • National Register: No
  • Alternate Name: Old Colombo Lighthouse
  • Date Deactivated: 1952

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