Department of Lighthouses & Lightships
The area around this lighthouse was devastated by the tsunami of December 26, 2004.
Tower Height: 163
Height of Focal Plane: 158
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White round masonry tower with black bands.
This light is operational
1846: Tower with focal plane height of 100 feet, later lowered to 88 feet. Described in 1870: "white tower, 75 ft high, on bastion," focal plane height 82 feet.Described in 1903: "white column on the bastion," focal plane height 80 feet.
Date Established: 1846
Date Present Tower Built: ?
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!