Jamestown Lighthouse

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Jamestown Lighthouse
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LocationJamestown, Accra, Ghana
Coordinates5°31′59″N 0°12′44″W / 5.53306°N 0.21222°W / 5.53306; -0.21222Coordinates: 5°31′59″N 0°12′44″W / 5.53306°N 0.21222°W / 5.53306; -0.21222
Constructed1930s Edit this on Wikidata
Tower height28 m (92 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height34 m (112 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl(4) W 25s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberD3162 Edit this on Wikidata
NGA number113-24884
ARLHS numberGHA001 Edit this on Wikidata

The Jamestown lighthouse is located in the Jamestown neighbourhood of Accra, Ghana. The 28-metre (92 ft) structure was originally built in the 1930s, replacing an earlier lighthouse that had been built in 1871.[1]

It consists of a stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a keeper's house. Both lighthouse and keeper's house are painted with red and white horizontal bands.[2]

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  1. ^ Briggs, Philip. Ghana (Sixth ed.). Bradt Travel Guides Ltd. p. 147. ISBN 9781841624785.
  2. ^ "Lighthouses of Ghana". The University of North Carolina. Retrieved 23 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)