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Name: Fort Rotterdam Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Ujung Pandang (Makassar), , Indonesia

Location: West coast of Sulawesi; on the fort.

The origins of the fort go back to the 16th century, when it was built on a Portuguese design by the tenth king of Gowa. The fort was captured and destroyed by the Dutch in 1667, then rebuilt as Fort Rotterdam, which today is a major attraction in the city of Ujung Pandang (formerly known as Makassar). Some sources suggest there was a light here as early as 1812. There are indications the lighthouse was destroyed shortly before 1920.

Height of Focal Plane: 47

Description of Tower: White conical stone tower on a square base.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1861

Date Deactivated: c. 1918

Current Use: Destroyed.

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