Baron Bliss Light

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Baron Bliss
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Baron Bliss Light in Belize City
Baron Bliss is located in Belize
Baron Bliss
Baron Bliss
Belize
LocationFort George
Belize City
Belize
Coordinates17°29′29.2″N 88°10′53.2″W / 17.491444°N 88.181444°W / 17.491444; -88.181444Coordinates: 17°29′29.2″N 88°10′53.2″W / 17.491444°N 88.181444°W / 17.491444; -88.181444
Year first constructed1885 (first)
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapetapered pillar tower with balcony and no lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and red band at the base, red balcony
Tower height15 metres (49 ft)
Focal height16 metres (52 ft)
Range8 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicF R 5s.
Admiralty numberJ5954
NGA number16368
ARLHS numberBLZ-014

Baron Bliss Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Belize City. Established in 1885, it has a focal plane of 16 m (52 ft) and is painted white and red.[1] It is named after one of Belize's greatest benefactors, Baron Bliss, who is known to have never actually set foot on Belizean shores but was impressed with the people's warm hospitality.[2] He was a sailor and fisherman who traveled the world aboard his yacht the "Sea King". On March 9, 1926, Baron Bliss died leaving instructions that he be buried in a granite tomb near the sea, enclosed with an iron fence with a lighthouse built nearby. This is why this monument was constructed (in remembrance of him) and also at the location where it stands today.

Uses of the lighthouse[edit]

The lighthouse, among its main purpose of serving as a traffic warning for boats travelling nearby, has also been used for advertisement purposes as well. It is featured on one of Belikin's most popular alcoholic beverage named "The Lighthouse lager". This in return has placed the lighthouse image on billboards, coasters, cups, mugs and other promotional items around the country of Belize. It is also a major tourist attraction in Belize when it comes to sight seeing and it was listed at #20 of top 53 things to do in Belize on tripadvisor website.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Belize". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  2. ^ Bradley, Leo H. (1986). Baron Bliss and His Bounty to Belize. Belize: Government Printery. Retrieved February 25, 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Belize Port Authority
  • Belize Brewing Company, 2015. Belikin Beer the Beer of Belize, History. Retrieved from Belikin.com
  • TripAdvisor, 2016.Top things to do in Belize, Retrieved from Tripadvisor.com
  • Respect, Baron Bliss". Amandala. 9 March 2003. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  • "A real Belize benefactor/lover - Baron Bliss". Krem Radio. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2014