Capones Island Lighthouse

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Capones Island Lighthouse
Capones Island lighthouse.jpg
Capones Island Lighthouse
Capones Island Lighthouse is located in Philippines
Capones Island Lighthouse
Location Capones Island
San Antonio
Coordinates 14°54′55.6″N 120°0′32.4″E / 14.915444°N 120.009000°E / 14.915444; 120.009000Coordinates: 14°54′55.6″N 120°0′32.4″E / 14.915444°N 120.009000°E / 14.915444; 120.009000
Year first constructed 1890
Construction brick masonry tower
Tower shape square tower with doucle balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 65.0 feet (19.8 m)[1]
Focal height 230.0 feet (70.1 m)
Original lens First-Order Fresnel lens
Current lens n/a
Range 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl (3) W 15s.[2]
Fog signal None
Admiralty number F2680[3]
NGA number 14380[3]
ARLHS number PHI-018[4]
Heritage Important Cultural Property Edit this on Wikidata

Capones Island Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located in Capones Island off the coast of Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, in the province of Zambales, in the Philippines. The light guide international vessels coming from the north to northwest towards Subic Bay or to Corregidor Island Lighthouse at the entrance of Manila Bay. It has first-order lenses when it was first lit on August 1, 1890.

Current condition[edit]

view from the lantern

The original lamp and lantern were replaced with modern solar-powered lighthouse light as part of the Maritime Safety Improvement of the Philippine Coast Guard. Only the tower though was renovated and the keeper's house and the other buildings in the station were left deteriorating.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bureau of Insular Affairs, U.S. War Department, "Fourth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission", p.189. Washington Government Printing Office, 1904.
  2. ^ Lighthouses of the Northern Philippines The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 12, 2016
  3. ^ a b List of Lights, Pub. 112: Western Pacific and Indian Oceans Including the Persian Gulf and Red Sea (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 190. 
  4. ^ "Capones (Zambales) Light". World List of Lights of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society. Retrieved on 2010-07-01.

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