California Lighthouse

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California Lighthouse
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California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse is located in Aruba
California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse is located in Caribbean
California Lighthouse
Aruba
Location Arashi Beach, Aruba
Coordinates 12°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 constructed 1916
Foundation octagonal prism stone basement
Construction stone tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern green basement, sand coloured tower, black lantern
Height 30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height 55 metres (180 ft)
Original lens none
Range 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi)
Characteristic electronic
Admiralty number J6330
NGA number 15850
ARLHS number ARU-001
Managing agent Monuments Fund Aruba[1]
Heritage cultural 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.