Mutsurejima Lighthouse

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Mutsurejima Lighthouse
六連島灯台
Mutsure Shima Light.jpg
Mutsurejima Lighthouse
Mutsurejima Lighthouse is located in Japan
Mutsurejima Lighthouse
Location Mutsurejima, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
Coordinates 33°58′41″N 130°52′4.5″E / 33.97806°N 130.867917°E / 33.97806; 130.867917
Year first constructed 1872
Year first lit 1872 (1872)
Construction Granite
Markings / pattern White
Height 10.6 metres (35 ft)
Focal height 27.9 metres (92 ft)
Range 15.5 nautical miles (28.7 km; 17.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl. W10s
Japan number 5537[F5334]

Mutsurejima Lighthouse (六連島灯台 mutsurejima tōdai?) is a lighthouse on the island of Mutsurejima, which is administered by Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan.

History[edit]

The lighthouse was first lit in 1872, and was designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who was hired by the government of Japan at the beginning of the Meiji period to help construct lighthouses to make it safe for foreign ships.

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