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Ponnani lighthouse

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Location  Ponnani, Kerala India
Characteristic  Fl W 15s.
Range  38,151 m
Year first lit  1983 (current)
Construction  concrete tower
Height  30 m
Focal height  34 m
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Year first constructed  1937 (first) 1948 (second)
Tower shape  dodecagon prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  white and black horizontal bands
Similar  Azhikode lighthouse, Chetwai lighthouse, Kozhikkode lighthouse, Beypore lighthouse, Manakkodam Lighthouse

Ponnani lighthouse is situated in Malappuram district, Kerala on the south bank of Bharathappuzha river. It was commissioned on 17 April 1983. The tower has a circular cross section and a height of 30 meters. The light source is metal halide lamp. The lighthouse has direct drive facility.

Map of Ponnani Lighthouse, Malappuram, Ponnani, Kerala 679577

A flag staff used to assist the crafts to negotiate the entrance to the port prior to a steel mast with an oil wick being hoisted in 1937. In 1948 a steel trestle was with a gas flasher was installed. After the present tower was constructed in 1983, the light source was replaced on 23 July 1995.

References

Ponnani lighthouse Wikipedia


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