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Old November 28th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Show the lighthouse of your town/city

Lighthouse of Cape Ghir, Agadir, Morocco:


Lighthouse of Cape Spartel, Tanger, Morocco:




for more picture's of lighthouses in Morocco, visit this site:

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/mar.htm
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Old November 28th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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Here's one in HK

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Old November 28th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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LA LANTERNA,GENOA,ITALY

Height 117m



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Old November 30th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #4
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Hong Kong's Lighthouse Declared Monument



This Lighthouse declared as a monument on 29 December 2000. It commenced operation in 1893, is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong i.e. Green Island (two on the island), Waglan Island, Tang Lung Chau and at Cape D'Aguilar.Hong Kong owes its prosperity to trade and its harbour was a regular port of call even before 1841. It was recognized by the Government and the business community that provisions should be made for lighting along the coasts.

When first opened the lighthouse was equipped with an up-to-date light, burning mineral oil with rotating apparatus floating on mercury and was initially run by the Chinese Maritime Customs from Shanghai. Following the lease of the New Territories in 1898, it was transferred to the the Hong Kong Government who took over on 1 January 1901. During the Second World War, Waglan Lighthouse was extensively damaged by bombing. Repairs took place after 1945. It has been unmanned since August 1989. It acted not only as a navigation aid, but also an outpost where weather information on the eastern corner of the territory is collected and fed to the Hong Kong Observatory. It is now under the management of Marine Department.

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Old November 30th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #5
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The Netherlands has many lighthouses or Vuurtorens; here are a few examples.


Marken, Noord-Holland province


Haamstede, Zeeland province




Terschelling island famous vuurtoren "Brandaris" built in 1570 (first one in 1323) Friesland province


Ameland island, Friesland province


Schiermonnikoog island, Friesland province


Egmond aan Zee, Noord-Holland province


Westkapelle, Zeeland Province


Ouddorp, Goeree island, Zeeland province




Den Helder, "Lange Jaap" vuurtoren, Noord-Holland province


Vuurtoren "de Ven" , Friesland province

See for Neth. vuurtorens; www.vuurtorens.net
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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:28 AM   #6
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St. John's, Canada:

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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:34 AM   #7
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Well there's the main one...CN Tower...



And others...

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse



Toronto Harbour Lighthouse



Queens Wharf

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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:52 AM   #8
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Stuttgart TV Tower is not a lighthouse, but it carries above its observation deck three rotating white lamps, that are from the same type as used in "real" lighthouses.
These lamps are nowadays in principle obsolete (Stuttgart TV Tower is the only TV tower in Germany I know, which is still equipped with such lamps), but they are a useful optical navaid for pilotes of small planes.
13 years ago these lamps were switched off at clear nights in order to save energy. Many people thought afterwards, that something was wrong with Stuttgart TV Tower and called the police!
Today these lamps are switched on again every night. The white lamps of Stuttgart TV Tower belong to Stuttgart TV Tower as Stuttgart TV Tower belongs to Stuttgart!



Stuttgart TV Tower ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0000071 ) at night
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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Two of Malm÷'s lighthouses.





Photos by olga @ SSP.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #10
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NYC does have some.

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, Manhattan


Ambrose Channel Rage Lighthouse, Staten Island


Coney Island Lighthouse, Brooklyn
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Old December 5th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #11
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Singapore has at least 5 lighthouses in service

Raffles Marina Lighthouse(Johor Strait)


Raffles Lighthouse


Bedok Lighthouse
No pics, but its situated atop a 24 storey apartment building

Sultan Shoal Lighthouse


Horsburgh Lighthouse(under dispute between Malaysia and Singapore)

note the chinese junks in the picture

Other lighthouses in Singapore that are no longer in service
Fullerton Lantern
Fort Canning
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Old December 5th, 2006, 11:46 AM   #12
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A lot of lighthouses in France
http://www.phareland.com/
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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #14
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Chicago lighthouse

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