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Galle Light house

  • Nearest Town or City: Galle Sri Lanka
  • Location: On ramparts of old Dutch Fort overlooking seaward channel into Galle Harbour, southwestern Sri Lanka.
  • Managing Organization: Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Notes: The first lighthouse here built by the British in 1848 burned down in 1934.
  • Tower Height: 87
  • Description Tower: White conical tower.
  • Operational: Yes
  • Date Established: 1848
  • Date Present Tower Built: 1939
  • Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
  • Characteristic Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds; range 25 nautical miles.
  • Height Focal Plane: 93
  • National Register: No
  • Alternate Name: Pointe de Galle Light house
  • Earlier Towers: 1848: White conical tower on the southwest bastion of the fort, 80 feet tall, focal plane at 100 feet.

source  elakiri.com 

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