Wednesday, April 06, 2011

0050. Indonesia - Cikoneng Lighthouse

Cikoneng Lighthouse,  the second oldest lighthouse in Indonesia, is located near Anyer Kidul on the East shore of Sunda Strait, overlooking the active volcano Krakatoa.  This is one of the few Indonesian lighthouses readily accessible to tourists.  The original lighthouse was destroyed on 27-Aug-1883 by the catastropic explosion of the Krakatoa Volcano which triggered a tsunami.  The tsunami with waves of 100 ft. high oblitered all traces of the original light station.

Indonesia commemorated the Cikoneng Lighthouse by the release of stamp of value Rp 1500 on 17-Aug-2007.

Built in the year 1885, the CIKONENG Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND cast iron
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Height is 58 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 2 (two) FLASHES every 20 seconds

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