Thursday, August 28, 2014

0220. Barbados - East Point (Ragged Point) Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse also known as Ragged Point Lighthouse is located on a bluff above the sea level on the Atlantic Ocean about 2 kms North-West of East Point, the Easternmost point of the Barbados Island. One of the most picturesque lighthouse of Barbados Island is closed and non-operational.  The keeper's house and light station buildings are abandoned.    

The East Point Lighthouse was commemorated by Barbados Postal Service with the release of a $2.20 stamp on 13-Jun-2013.

Built in the year 1875, the EAST POINT Lighthouse:
  • Tower is CONICAL stone
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Lantern and watch room is painted BLACK
  • Height is 29.5 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is RED
  • LIGHT character is CONTINUOUS

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