Galle fort light house


Galle fort light house

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Galle Lighthouse – Wikipedia

This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original 24.5-metre-high (80 ft) lighthouse built by the British was located about 100 metres (330 ft) from the current site; however, it was destroyed by fire in 1934. The existing 26.5-metre-high (87 ft) lighthouse was erected here in 1939. The original light was furnished with a glass prism lens floating in a bath of (to reduce friction) and was powered by a weight driven machine.[

The light station is within the walls of the ancient Galle fort World heritage site and well known tourist attraction. The lighthouse is strategically located at the southern end of the promontory, built approximately 6 metres (20 ft) above the road level on the ramparts, at what is known as the Point Utrecht Bastion, giving it full view of any ships entering Galle Harbour.r

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Dimensions 36 × 25 cm


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