Tuesday, September 27, 2011

0086. Aruba - California (Noordwestpunt) Lighthouse

The California (Noordwestpunt) Lighthouse is located about 1 km South-East of the Northern point of the Aruba Island.  The Lighthouse is accessible by paved road.  The Lighthouse is nick-named for the British steamship California, which wrecked here in 1891.  In 2004, the Lighthouse is repaired and repainted.

The 1-storey keeper's house has been expanded into a popular Italian restaurant with a Multi-lingual name, La Trattoria el Faro Blanco. 

Aruba Post commemorated the California (Noordwestpunt) Lighthouse by the release of 25c definitive stamp on 17-Jul-1987 

Built in 1916, the California (Noordwestpunt) Lighthouse:
  • Tower is stone
  • Tower is on a OCTAGONAL base
  • Tower has double gallery
  • Tower is UNPAINTED
  • Lantern painted BLACK
  • Height is 30 meters

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