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Name: Galle Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Pointe de Galle Light

Nearest Town or City:
Galle, , Sri Lanka

Location: On ramparts of old Dutch Fort overlooking seaward channel into Galle Harbour, southwestern Sri Lanka.

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Photo: Mike Rice
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Managing Organization:
Sri Lanka Ports Authority

The first lighthouse here built by the British in 1848 burned down in 1934.

Tower Height: 87

Height of Focal Plane: 93

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds; range 25 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1848: White conical tower on the southwest bastion of the fort, 80 feet tall, focal plane at 100 feet.

Date Established: 1848

Date Present Tower Built: 1939

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Nearby Lodging: The Lighthouse Hotel is located near the lighthouse -- see

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