Capones Island Lighthouse

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Capones Island Lighthouse
Capones Island lighthouse.jpg
Capones Island Lighthouse
LocationCapones Island
San Antonio
Zambales
Philippines
Coordinates14°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
Constructed1890
Constructionbrick masonry tower
Tower height65.0 feet (19.8 m)[1]
Tower shapesquare tower with doucle balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower and lantern
HeritageImportant Cultural Property Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height230.0 feet (70.1 m)
LensFirst-Order Fresnel lens (original),
n/a (current)
Range25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl (3) W 15s.[2]
Admiralty no.F2680[3]
NGA no.14380[3]
Fog signalNone
ARLHS no.PHI-018[4]

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 guides international vessels coming from the north to northwest towards Subic Bay or to Corregidor Island Lighthouse at the entrance of Manila Bay. It had 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 a modern solar-powered lighthouse light as part of the Maritime Safety Improvement of the Philippine Coast Guard. Only the tower was renovated. The keeper's house and the other buildings in the station were left deteriorating.

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References[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. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the Northern Philippines". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  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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