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
Jamaica
Location Lover's Leap
St Elizabeth
Jamaica
Coordinates 17°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 lit unknown[2]
Construction metal tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with lantern and octagonal gallery
Markings / pattern tower painted with red and white horizontal bands, white lantern, red gallery[2]
Height 100 feet (30 m)[2]
Focal height 530 metres (1,740 ft))[2]
Characteristic Fl W 10s.[2]
Admiralty number J5314[2]
NGA number 14124[2]
ARLHS number JAM-003[2]

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

References[edit]

  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, Jamaica National Heritage Trust, 2005.

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