Tsurushima Lighthouse

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Tsurishima Lighthouse
Turu Sima
釣島灯台
Tsurushima Lighthouse is located in Japan
Tsurushima Lighthouse
Japan
Location Tsurushima
Matsuyama, Ehime
Japan
Coordinates 33°53′34.9″N 132°38′19.5″E / 33.893028°N 132.638750°E / 33.893028; 132.638750
Year first constructed June 15, 1873 (1873-06-15)
Construction stone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 10.3 metres (34 ft)
Focal height 58.2 metres (191 ft)
Intensity white: 310,000 Candela
red: 120,000 Candela
Range 20.5 nautical miles (38.0 km; 23.6 mi)
Characteristic Al Fl W R 16s.[1]
Admiralty number M5436
NGA number 9128
ARLHS number JPN-696
Japan number 4901 [2]

Tsurishima Lighthouse (釣島灯台 tsurushima tōdai?) is a lighthouse on the island of Tsurushima, which is administered by Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.

History[edit]

This lighthouse was one of those designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who worked for the government of Japan in the Meiji period to help them construct lighthouses to allow foreign ships to come to Japan safely. It was first lit on June 15, 1873.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 釣島灯台 Japan Coast Guard
  2. ^ Lightouses Directory