Capul Island Lighthouse

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Capul Island Lighthouse
Capul Lighthouse,Northern Samar.jpg
Capul Island Lighthouse
Capul Island Lighthouse is located in Philippines
Capul Island Lighthouse
Location Capul Island
Northern Samar
Coordinates 12°28′53.2″N 124°8′28.2″E / 12.481444°N 124.141167°E / 12.481444; 124.141167
Year first constructed 1896
Construction granite tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with red trims, white lantern
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 43 metres (141 ft)
Original lens third-order Fresnel lens
Current lens n/a
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 7s.
Fog signal none
Admiralty number F2492
NGA number 14152
ARLHS number PHI-045[1]

Capul Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Titoog Point in San Luis on the northern tip of Capul Island, Northern Samar in the Philippines.[2] It marks the western entrance to the San Bernardino Strait coming in from Ticao Pass.

Construction on the lighthouse was started on October 1893 and it was first lit on December 1896 while the station was still partially complete. Work was suspended a month before on November 1896 on the onset of the Philippine Revolution.[3]

The Capul Island Lighthouse together with the Batag Island Lighthouse were declared provincial historical landmarks by the province of Northern Samar in October 2008.[4]

USS Essex as it passes Capul Island Lighthouse in November 2006

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  1. ^ Capul Island Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 12, 2016
  2. ^ Department of Commerce, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, "United States Coast Pilot, Part 1", p. 203. Washington Government Printing Office, 1919.
  3. ^ Algunos Padres de la Mision de la Compañia de Jesus en Estas Islas (Filipinas), "El Archipiélago Filipino, Collecion de Datos", p. 527. Washington: Imprenta del Gobierno,1900.
  4. ^ PIA Daily News Reader

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Coordinates: 12°28′53.39″N 124°8′29.89″E / 12.4814972°N 124.1416361°E / 12.4814972; 124.1416361