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Name: Manora Point Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Karachi, , Pakistan

Location: Manora Island, Karachi Harbor, southeast Pakistan, Arabian Sea.


Click to enlarge: Photo   

Managing Organization:
Karachi Port Trust

Website: http://www.kpt.gov.pk

Notes:
This tower was altered (and apparently raised in height) when a hyper-radial lens was installed in 1909.

Tower Height: 125

Height of Focal Plane: 147

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with red and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1851: 50-foot tower, focal plane 120 feet. 1889: 91-foot tower, focal plane 148 feet.

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1889

Optics: 1909: hyper-radiant (hyper-radial) Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Museum?
The Pakistan Maritime Museum in Karachi has a replica of this lighthouse that you can climb.

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

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