Chacachacare Lighthouse

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Chacachacare Lighthouse
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Chacachacare Lighthouse in 1910
Chacachacare Lighthouse is located in Trinidad and Tobago
Chacachacare Lighthouse
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates10°41′56.6″N 61°45′09.6″W / 10.699056°N 61.752667°W / 10.699056; -61.752667
Year first constructed1897
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height15 metres (49 ft)
Focal height251 metres (823 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Range26 nautical miles (48 km; 30 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
Admiralty numberJ5846
NGA number16256
ARLHS numberTRI-002
Managing agentChaguaramas National Park[1][2]

Chacachacare Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the north part of Chacachacare atop a hill at an elevation of 236 metres (774 ft). The tower was built in 1897 in masonry with a cylindrical shape with balcony and lantern which is positioned at a height of 251 metres (823 ft) above sea level. The tower is painted white and has a height of 15 metres (49 ft), the lantern is painted red. The light emits one white flash in a ten seconds period visible up to 26 nautical miles (48 km; 30 mi).

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  1. ^ Trinidad and Tobago The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 25 January 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.