Ashdod Light, 2010
|Year first constructed||1966|
|Tower shape||upper half cylindrical, lower half triangular prism|
|Markings / pattern||upper half red and white checkerboard, lower half gray concrete|
|Tower height||42 metres (138 ft)|
|Focal height||76 metres (249 ft)|
|Range||22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (3) W 20s.|
Ashdod Light (Hebrew: מגדלור אשדוד), is a lighthouse in Ashdod, Israel. It is located in Yona Hill (Hebrew: גבעת יונה), a 53 metres (174 ft) above sea level hill at the northern part Ashdod, just south of the Port of Ashdod. The site and the lighthouse are closed to the public.
The lighthouse is listed as active on the NGA List of Lights of 2009, as well as on the July 2009 update of The Lighthouse Directory. However, some less official sources claim that it is inactive at least since November 2009.
The lighthouse was a distinctive mark of the city of Ashdod, appearing in many publications.
- List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 357.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Israel". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- "Lighthouses in Israel". Philately News. Archived from the original on 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- Moshe Admon (2010-07-06). "אשדוד: למה כבה האור במגדלור בגבעת יונה?" [Ashdod: why was the light turned off in the lighthouse at Givat Yona?] (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2010-07-23.
- "מדריך טיולים - יפו העתיקה" [Old Jaffa - Tour Guide]. travel-israel.co.il. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
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