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Name: Karaikal Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Karikal Light

Nearest Town or City:
Karaikal, , India

Location: SE coast of India, Bay of Bengal.

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 59

Characteristic and Range: White light occulting twice every 10 seconds; range 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower; no lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1853: Light on flagstaff, focal plane height 65 feet. Described in 1904 as "white stone column on N. side of river entrance," focal plane height 59 feet.

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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