California Lighthouse

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California Lighthouse
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California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse is located in Aruba
California Lighthouse
Aruba
California Lighthouse is located in Caribbean
California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse (Caribbean)
LocationArashi Beach, Aruba
Coordinates12°36′50″N 70°03′05″W / 12.613756°N 70.051422°W / 12.613756; -70.051422Coordinates: 12°36′50″N 70°03′05″W / 12.613756°N 70.051422°W / 12.613756; -70.051422
Year first constructed1916
Automated1970 Edit this on Wikidata
Foundationoctagonal prism stone basement
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapetapered cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / patterngreen basement, sand coloured tower, black lantern
Tower height30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height55 metres (180 ft)
Original lensnone
Range50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi)
Characteristicelectronic
Admiralty numberJ6330
NGA number15850
ARLHS numberARU-001
Managing agentMonuments Fund Aruba[1]
Heritagecultural heritage monument in Aruba Edit this on Wikidata

The California Lighthouse is a lighthouse located at Hudishibana near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba.

This lighthouse was named for the steamship California, which was wrecked nearby on September 23, 1891.

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The lighthouse has completed a recent restoration in May 2016 which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the completion of the lighthouse.

Immediately adjacent to the lighthouse is a restaurant called La Trattoria el Faro Blanco (English: The White Lighthouse Restaurant), and also nearby is the Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa & Country Club.

The terrain is moon-like with sharp rocks sticking out of the ground, making it difficult for people to walk on without sturdy footwear.

Restoration of the California Lighthouse in Aruba
California Lighthouse from offshore.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Aruba". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2016.