Thursday, January 12, 2012

0111. Srilanka - Little Basses Lighthouse

Little Basses Lighthouse is an off-shore Lighthouse in the South of Srilanka.  The Lighthouse is located on a reef called Kuda Ravana Kotuwa.  The Lighthouse is named as Little Basses when British invaded Ceylon as the Lighthouse is in close proximity to Great Basses Reef Lighthouse.

These two Lighthouse(s), the Great Basses Lighthouse and Little Basses Lighthouse are among the most famous off-shore Lighthouse(s) of Asia.

The Lighthouse was designed by James Nicholas Douglass and built by William Douglass.  In 2004, the Lighthouse withstood to Tsunami with modest damage. 

Srilanka Post commemorated the Little Basses Lighthouse by the release of 0.50 cents postage stamp on 22-Jan-1996. 

Built in 1878, the Little Basses Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND granite
  • Tower has a lantern and double gallery
  • Tower painted WHITE with a BLACK HORIZONTAL band
  • Height is 37 meters
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is 2 (two) quick FLASHES every 10 seconds
  • Lighthouse is accessible only by boat

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