Indonesian Directorate of Marine Navigation
The Dutch built four lighthouses in Indonesia on a general design that consisted of an octagonal iron tower surrounded by three wide covered galleries: Meinderts Droogte (now known as Karang Mas), Zwaantjes Droogte (Karang Koko), Discovery Oost Bank (Gosong Mampango) and Den Bril (Karang Takarewataya). As far as is known, only the original Den Bril tower survives today.
Tower Height: 52
Height of Focal Plane: 59
Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 13 seconds; range 12 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White iron tower.
This light is operational
1871: Octagonal iron tower on screwpiles, surrounded by three covered galleries, tower height of 52 feet.
Date Established: 1871
Date Present Tower Built: 1890
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
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