Wednesday, August 17, 2011

0070. Fiji - Solo Lighthouse

The Solo Lighthouse of Fiji is located on Solo Rock, a tiny island enclosed by the Great Astrolabe Reef.  The Lighthouse is to North-East of Kadavu Island and South-East of Suva Island.  The Lighthouse is accessible only by boat and the Lighthouse is In-Active.

Fiji commemorated the Solo Lighthouse by the release of 1 Fijian Dollar stamp on 22-Dec-1980.

Built in 1888, the Solo Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND cast iron
  • Tower is painted RED and WHITE horizontal bands
  • Height is 29 meteres
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is 3 seconds ON and 27 seconds OFF

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