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Colombo Southwest Breakwater Lighthouses

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Colombo

Introduction

1913. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); green light occulting once every 5 s. 18 m (59 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. David Meare has a 1964 photo, a good recent photo is available, a photo taken from the sea also shows the Pilot Station (next entry), and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the outer breakwater of Colombo, marking the south side of the western entrance to the harbor; this is the entrance used by larger ships. Site status unknown. Admiralty F0794; NGA 27304.

Colombo Southwest Breakwater Light House

Nearest Town or City : Colombo Sri Lanka

Location : In harbor at Colombo, west coast of Sri Lanka.

Managing Organization : Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Tower Height : 61

Description Tower : White conical tower.

Operational : Yes

Date Established : 1903

Current Use : Active aid to navigation.

Characteristic Range : Green light occulting once every 5 seconds; range 13 nautical miles.

Height Focal Plane : 56

National Register : No