Friday, February 11, 2011

0015. Namibia - Pelican Point Lighthouse (Walvis Bay)

The Lighthouse was built by the South African Government during their Administration of Walvis Bay Territory.  Pelican Point is a long sandy peninsula of Namibia sheltering Walvis Bay.  This is the best naturally protected harbor on the South-West African Coast.

This Lighthouse was commemorated by the Namibian Post with the release of stamp on 18-Jun-2010.

Built in the year 1932, the Walvis Bay PELICAN POINT Lighthouse:

  • Tower is CIRCULAR cast iron
  • Tower is painted with BLACK and WHITE HORIZONTAL Bands
  • Lantern is painted with RED
  • Height is 35 meters
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 3 (Three) FLASHES seperated by 3.6 sec. every 20 seconds

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