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Ashdod Light

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Location  Ashdod, Israel
Focal height  76 metres (249 ft)
Opened  1966
Construction  concrete tower
Height  42 m
Year first constructed  1966
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Tower shape  upper half cylindrical, lower half triangular prism
Markings / pattern  upper half red and white checkerboard, lower half gray concrete
Range  22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
Similar  Ashkelon Marina Breakwat, Mikht Light, Herzliya Light, Eilat Light, Akko Light

Ashdod Light (Hebrew: מגדלור אשדוד‎‎), is a lighthouse in Ashdod, Israel. It is located in Yona Hill (Hebrew: גבעת יונה‎‎), a 53 metres (174 ft) above sea level hill at the northern part Ashdod, just south of the Port of Ashdod. The site and the lighthouse are closed to the public.

The lighthouse is listed as active on the NGA List of Lights of 2009, as well as on the July 2009 update of The Lighthouse Directory. However, some less official sources claim that it is inactive at least since November 2009.

The lighthouse appeared on an Israeli stamp issued 26 November 2009. It also appeared on the first day of issue postmark for that series of stamps.

History

The lighthouse was constructed as part of the construction of the port facilities. The crystal glass used was taken from the Jaffa Light which was shut down.

The lighthouse was a distinctive mark of the city of Ashdod, appearing in many publications.

References

Ashdod Light Wikipedia


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