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Makatumbe Range Rear Lighthouse

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Location  Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Focal height  29 metres (95 ft)
Opened  1894
Construction  masonry tower
Height  29 m
Year first constructed  1894
Makatumbe Range Rear Lighthouse
Tower shape  square frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  black and white horizontal bands
Range  15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Similar  Uhuru Monument, Bongoyo Island, Mbudya Island, National Museum of Tanzania, Msasani

The Makatumbe Range Rear Lighthouse (also known as Dar es Salaam Bay Range Rear or Outer Makatumbe lighthouse) is located on the island of Outer Makatumbe close to the coast of Dar es salaam, Tanzania. The lighthouse assists ships waiting in the strait that are about to enter the Kivukoni channel.

The lighthouse structure is similar to that of Ras Mkumbi Lighthouse and is a square masonry tower with a red lantern and gallery. The lighthouse structure was refurbished between 1997 and 1999 in a project that saw the overhaul of Port of Dar es Salaam infrastructure.


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