Wednesday, August 01, 2012

0160. Philippines - Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is a Historic Lighthouse with its classic Spanish colonial architecture.  This is best known and most visited Lighthouse in Philippines.  During the earthquake in 1990, the portion of the original 1st order Fresnel lens was badly damaged.  Presently, the Lighthouse is operated under an agreement with Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Development Inc.

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse also known as Burgos Lighthouse is a Cultural Heritage in the Ilocos Norte Province.  The Lighthouse was first lit on 1892 and set high on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador.  The Lighthouse guides the international ships safely into the Philippine Archipelago from the North.

The Lighthouse marks the North-Western point in Luzon.  Opposite side on North-Eastern point is marked by Cape Engano Lighthouse.   In 2004, the Lighthouse was declared a National Historical Landmark and in 2005 as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine Government.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was commemorated by Philippines Post in its Lighthouse Stamp Series - I with the release of 6 peso stamp on 22-Dec-2005.

Established in 1892, the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse:
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Height is 20 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is THREE FLASHES every 5 seconds

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