Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse

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Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse
Rumah Api Kota Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (2).jpg
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse is located in Malaysia
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates5°25′14.9″N 100°20′40.6″E / 5.420806°N 100.344611°E / 5.420806; 100.344611Coordinates: 5°25′14.9″N 100°20′40.6″E / 5.420806°N 100.344611°E / 5.420806; 100.344611
Year first constructed1882
Markings / patternWhite tower
Tower height21 metres
Focal height27 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Range16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicFl R 2s Edit this on Wikidata

The Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (Malay: Rumah Api Kota Cornwallis) is a lighthouse in Fort Cornwallis, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is currently under the management of the Maritime Authority of Malaysia.[1]


The lighthouse was constructed by the British Malaya government in 1882 as the Fort Point Lighthouse with a cost of £10,224. In 1914-1928, the lighthouse underwent renovation and its name was changed to Penang Harbour Lighthouse.[citation needed]


The lighthouse is made of white steel framework with a height of 21 metres. The light beam reaches a distance of 16 nautical miles.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse". Penang Trails. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.