Mutsurejima Lighthouse

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Mutsurejima Lighthouse
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Mutsurejima Lighthouse
Mutsurejima Lighthouse is located in Japan
Mutsurejima Lighthouse
Location Mutsurejima
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Coordinates 33°58′41″N 130°52′4.5″E / 33.97806°N 130.867917°E / 33.97806; 130.867917Coordinates: 33°58′41″N 130°52′4.5″E / 33.97806°N 130.867917°E / 33.97806; 130.867917
Year first constructed 1871
Automated 1969
Construction granite tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 10.6 metres (35 ft)
Focal height 27.9 metres (92 ft)
Intensity 310,000 cd
Range 15.5 nautical miles (28.7 km; 17.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.[1]
Admiralty number M5334
NGA number 9944
ARLHS number JPN-384
Japan number JCG-5537[2]

Mutsurejima Lighthouse (六連島灯台 mutsurejima tōdai?) is a lighthouse on the island of Mutsurejima, which is administered by Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan.


The lighthouse was first lit in 1872, and was designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who was hired by the government of Japan at the beginning of the Meiji period to help construct lighthouses to make it safe for foreign ships.

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