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Skhira Lighthouse
ex-Admiralty E6354; ARLHS TUN-027

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April 2009

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Album name:Michal Gastropoda Marciniak / Tunisia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1895, 2009 place was abandoned, there was no electricity (line cut off)
Any other comments:Site open
Coordinates (in any format):34°17'20.5"N 10°05'37.9"E
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Date added:Apr 23, 2014
Keywords:Tunisia ; Mediterranean sea ; Skhira
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mitko   [Apr 24, 2014 at 01:24 PM]
Modern light (sceletal tower) has coordinates 34 19.7928 N 10 7.8575 E
But i can't see old lighthouse around this place. Can you provide location, so i will pinpoint it to the chart?
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Apr 24, 2014 at 03:58 PM]
If there is a new lighthouse in the vicinity - I dont know; coordinates of the old one I wrote above, they are quite different from yours; as I mentioned - place was abandoned in 2009;
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Apr 24, 2014 at 04:18 PM]
There is few kilometers to the East from Skhira an old ruin (coordinates 34° 16' 49.74" N 10° 5' 10.09" E) - the people from Skhira said that there was long, long, long time ago a lighthouse...
Nobody mentioned about a new skeletal lighthouse...
But its now 5 years later.
mitko   [Apr 25, 2014 at 01:17 AM]
I see. Seems the light was moved few miles north to the new port terminal.
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Apr 26, 2014 at 06:02 PM]
If there is a new light/lighthouse in the industrail area, then its different one, its about 10 km to the industrial area, therefore....-
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Apr 27, 2014 at 07:37 AM]
Many mistakes
I checked "unc" - there are many mistakes, let's look:
1/ Active; - not active anymore
2/ Approx. 30 m (98 ft) - not so high , I would say 6-7 m
3/ skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a square concrete building - not skeletal but square from bricks
4/ Bing has a satellite view - wrong position - there is nothing to see on google earth
5/ Lighthouse Explorer has a historic photo of the original lighthouse; its fate is not known - the lighthouse is abandoned ans is still there
6/ Located about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) northwest of the base of the main pier at La Skhirra - further error in location
mitko   [Apr 27, 2014 at 09:08 AM]
I think UNC is about active light which is really in more less same position as indicated there. I'm not sure how it is related to this one...
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Apr 28, 2014 at 06:21 AM]
Lighthouse Explorer shows on the picture the same lighthouse as I have placed here, but done much earlier; Im making now some research, if there is a skeletal lighthouse in the vicinity
Michal Gastropoda Marcini   [Jun 03, 2014 at 07:20 PM]
I've got the information from Tunisia - according to this: there is no lighthouse (high skeletal tower) near Shkira and also not in the new terminal...

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