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Name: Karang Takarewataya Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Den Bril Light

Nearest Town or City:
Allu, , Indonesia

Location: On island about 70 miles SW of Sulawesi, Java Sea.

Managing Organization:
Indonesian Directorate of Marine Navigation


The Dutch built four lighthouses in Indonesia on a general design that consisted of an octagonal iron tower surrounded by three wide, covered galleries: Meinderts Droogte (now known as Karang Mas), Zwaantjes Droogte (Karang Koko), Discovery Oost Bank (Gosong Mampango) and Den Bril (Karang Takarewataya). As far as is known, only the original Den Bril (Karang Takarewataya) tower survives today.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds; range 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal cast iron tower with three galleries, red with white stripes.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1887

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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