sketch of a lighthouse

Old Trincomalee Lighthouse on Swami Rock – ත්‍රිකුණාමලය පැරණි ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

The British built their first lighthouse in Trincomalee in the year 1845 on the flagstaff post of the old Trincomalee Fort (Fort Frederick). The lighthouse had one single light with 2 reflectors with an elliptical focus of 6 ½ inches. The lantern was 206 feet (52.8 meters) above the sea level and 10 feet (3 meters) from the foot of the lighthouse. The light was powered using coconut oil.

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Photograph by Frederick Fiebig from an album of 70 handcoloured salt prints, of the lighthouse at Colombo in Sri Lanka.

The First Lighthouse of Colombo – කොලඹ මුල්ම ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

This Colombo lighthouse was used to mark the Colombo Port at night with one fixed light. The lighthouse was built on a wooden structure surrounding a 2 story high brick building on the flagstaff bastion of the Colombo Fort. The Bastian was located almost 120 yards (110 meters) away from the sea and was 12 yard (10.9 meters) above the sea level.

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Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse

Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse is one of the six lighthouses in the Colombo Harbour. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1907 and is currently active. It has a focal plane of  13 m (43 ft) and flash  green every 3 s. This is a 12 m (36 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted in white.

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