Thursday, 21 January 2016

Namibia: historical lighthouse in Swakopmund aerial photos | Исторический маяк в Скакопмунде, Намибия

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Aerial photo gallery - historical lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

11 m Swakopmund Lighthouse, located opposite of Municipal gardens in Swakopmund - Namibia's Atlantic Coast, was opened in July 1902. It is 21 years older than Walvis Bay Lighthouse at Pelican Point. A further 10 m was added in 1910. The original beacon erected at The Mole was washed away by strong current. The Lighthouse is still in operation, guiding ships with its light seen as far as from 35 nautical miles. One of the most prominent Swakopmund's landmarks, now also houses a restaurant.

Lighthouse specifications: focal plane 35 m (115 ft); two white flashes, separated by 2.3 s, every 10 s. 28 m (92 ft) round tower with lantern and double gallery. The upper portion painted with red and white horizontal bands; the lower portion is unpainted brick. The lower 11 m (36 ft) is the original 1902 lighthouse; the upper section was added in 1910. The lighthouse replaced a short-lived lighthouse on the town's mole; built in 1902, it was washed away by a storm only months later. The lantern of the present light was installed in 1982 along with a more powerful light having a range of 33 km (20 mi).

 
Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia
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