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Colombo Island Breakwater South End Lighthouses

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Colombo

Introduction

1905. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); red flash every 3 s. 12 m (36 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A small photo is available in which this lighthouse appears near the right edge, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of the detached breakwater protecting Colombo Harbour, marking the north side of the western entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS SLI-007; Admiralty F0792; NGA 27316.

Colombo Island Breakwater South End Light House

Nearest Town or City : Colombo Sri Lanka

Location : Southern end of detatched breakwater in harbor at Colombo, west coast of Sri Lanka.

Managing Organization : Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Tower Height : 37

Description Tower : White conical tower

Operational : Yes

Date Established : 1905

Date Present Tower Built : 1905

Current Use : Active aid to navigation

Characteristic Range :Red flash every 3 seconds; range 10 nautical miles

Height Focal Plane : 42

National Register : No