Lover's Leap Lighthouse

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Lover's Leap Lighthouse
Lover's Leap Lighthouse is located in Jamaica
Lover's Leap Lighthouse
Lover's Leap Lighthouse is located in Caribbean
Lover's Leap Lighthouse
Lover's Leap Lighthouse (Caribbean)
LocationLover's Leap
St Elizabeth
Coordinates17°52′09″N 77°39′38″W / 17.869232°N 77.660466°W / 17.869232; -77.660466Coordinates: 17°52′09″N 77°39′38″W / 17.869232°N 77.660466°W / 17.869232; -77.660466[1]
Year first litunknown[2]
Constructionmetal tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with lantern and octagonal gallery
Markings / patterntower painted with red and white horizontal bands, white lantern, red gallery[2]
Tower height100 feet (30 m)[2]
Focal height530 metres (1,740 ft))[2]
Range40 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 10s.[2]
Admiralty numberJ5314[2]
NGA number14124[2]
ARLHS numberJAM-003[2]
Heritagenational monument Edit this on Wikidata

Built by the Engineering Department of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Lover's Leap Lighthouse is Jamaica's most recent.[3] It is a 100 feet (30 m) tall cylindrical steel(?) tower with lantern and octagonal gallery.[2] It is powered by three different power sources: a generator, electricity and a set of batteries.[3]

It is the highest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere being located at the top of a spectacular vertical cliff; the surrounding area has been developed as a tourist attraction, with a restaurant and observation deck near the lighthouse.[2]

It is maintained by the Port Authority of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Works,[2] and is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.

See also[edit]

List of lighthouses in Jamaica


  1. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica (12 sheets), 1958-1973.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Rowlett, Russ (2008-10-20). "Lighthouses of Jamaica". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  3. ^ a b Lovers' Leap Lighthouse Archived 2009-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica National Heritage Trust, 2005.

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