Mersin Lighthouse from the south
|Year first constructed||1865 (first)|
|Year first lit||1883 (current)|
|Tower shape||octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern rising from the keeper's house|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern with a red band around the keeper's house|
|Height||15 m (49 ft)|
|Focal height||16 m (52 ft)|
|Range||15 nmi (28 km)|
|Characteristic||Fl.(3) W 10s.|
|Managing agent||Directorate General of Coastal Safety|
Mersin lighthouse is within the Mersin urban fabric and is situated at the west of the mouth of Müftü River. It is surrounded by walking tracks  and on the west there is a group of restaurants. The lighthouse is approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) west of harbor entrance. Since the dominant wind in Mersin area is lodos (from south west) the lighthouse provides service to the vessels approaching from the west as it is usually the case.
The lighthouse was built in 1865, and reconstructed in 1955. It was bought by the Republic of Turkey, and now it is operated by Directorate General of Coastal Safety (Turkish: Kıyı Emniyeti Genel Müdürlüğü).
The building is an octagonal cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Adjenct to the tower, there is a keeper's house. Its focal plane is 16 m (52 ft). It flashes three times white every ten seconds. In the past the light source was kerosine and acetylene. Currently, it is lit by a halogen lamp. The range of visibility is about 15 nmi (28 km). Mersin lighthouse is listed in Turkey under the code "TUR-043".
- Rowlett, Russ. "The Lighthouse Directory-Lighthouses of Southern Turkey". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
- An excerpt from the page of Mersin views (Turkish)
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