Kinkasan Lighthouse

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Kinkasan Lighthouse
金華山灯台
Kinkasan Lighthouse Miyagi Japan.jpg
Kinkasan Lighthouse
Kinkasan Lighthouse is located in Japan
Kinkasan Lighthouse
Location Kinkasan
Oshika Peninsula
Ishinomaki, Miyagi
Japan
Coordinates 38°16′35.6″N 141°35′03.0″E / 38.276556°N 141.584167°E / 38.276556; 141.584167Coordinates: 38°16′35.6″N 141°35′03.0″E / 38.276556°N 141.584167°E / 38.276556; 141.584167
Year first constructed 1876
Year first lit November 1, 1876 (1876-11-01)
Automated 2005
Construction granite tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 54.6 metres (179 ft)
Focal height 12.82 metres (42.1 ft)
Original lens Second order Fresnel
Intensity 320,000 cd
Range 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)
Characteristic Al Fl W R 20s.
Admiralty number M6546
NGA number 4344
ARLHS number JPN-259
Japan number JCG-1728[1]

Kinkasan Lighthouse (金華山灯台 Kinkasan tōdai?) is a lighthouse on Kinkasan, an island off the Oshika Peninsula in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

The Kinkasan Lighthouse was one of 26 lighthouses designed and built in Meiji period Japan by the British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. It was completed and lit on November 1, 1876, eight months after Brunton left Japan.

The lighthouse was destroyed from July to August 1945 by the United States Navy during World War II, but was rebuilt in February 1946. It was completely automated on April 1, 2005.

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