Kannur Lighthouse

India - Kannur Lighthouse

Kannur Lighthouse

Cannanore (Kannur) (3)1976 (station established 1903). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); white flash every 10 s. 23 m (75 ft) round concrete tower with gallery and a small lantern, painted red with one white horizontal band. Sanand Karunakaran’s photo is at right, Mohamed Salim has a good closeup photo, Sasheer Raj has a December 2007 photo, Wikimedia has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. The first Cannanore lighthouses were at Fort St. Angelo, an early 16th century Portuguese fort. Lanterns were shown from the fort walls as early as 1843. A permanent light was mounted on a pedestal on the walls of the fort in 1903 and moved to a steel mast in 1939. The modern lighthouse is not at the fort, however. Located on a rocky promontory about 2 km (1.25 mi) northwest of the fort and of Kannur harbor. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IND-079; Admiralty F0672; NGA 27668. -The Lighthouse Directory

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