Bagacay Point Lighthouse

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Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Bagacay Point Lighthouse, Philippines.jpg
Bagacay Point Lighthouse is located in Philippines
Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Philippines
Location Liloan
Cebu
Philippines
Coordinates 10°23′03″N 124°01′03″E / 10.3842°N 124.0175°E / 10.3842; 124.0175Coordinates: 10°23′03″N 124°01′03″E / 10.3842°N 124.0175°E / 10.3842; 124.0175
Year first constructed 1857 (first)
1874 (second)
Year first lit 1908 (current)
Deactivated 1908 (second)
Foundation masonry
Construction concrete and stone tower (current)
stone tower (second)
Tower shape octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern (current)
cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern (second)
Markings / pattern unpainted tower, white lantern (current)
Height 22 metres (72 ft) (current)
Focal height 44.5 metres (146 ft) (current)
Original lens 3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lens n/a
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Fog signal none
Admiralty number F2402
NGA number 14824
ARLHS number PHI-043[1][2]

Bagacay Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Liloan, Cebu, in the Philippines.

Description[edit]

Parola ng Bagacay (Bagacay Lighthouse).jpg

The lighthouse tower stands at a height of 172 feet in an uphill area overlooking the Mactan Channel. It sits on an elevated 5,000-sq m government property. With a focal plane of 146 feet,[3] the third-order flashing light was first lit on 1 April 1905.[4] The present octagonal tower is all masonry and painted white. The landmark was built by virtue of an executive order issued on 28 July 1903 by William Howard Taft, the first American Governor-General of the Philippines who came to the country in 1900 as president of the Philippine Commission. The point light was originally established in 1857 by the ruling Spanish Government.

For over 100 years, this lighthouse has provided guiding light to mariners, navigators and fishermen from coastal towns in northern Cebu. It has been a favorite subject of many painters and photographers for its notable architectural design.

All navigational aids in the Philippines are managed by the Philippine Coast Guard.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society World List of Lights, Retrieved on 2010-04-15.
  2. ^ Bagacay Point Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 11, 2016
  3. ^ "Lighthouse Depot Explorer", Retrieved on 2010-0414.
  4. ^ Bureau of Insular Affairs-War Department,"Sixth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission, 1905 Part III", pg.282. Washington Government Printing Office, 1906.

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