Last post by mitko - January 23, 2023, 09:09:41 AM
Hi Pete! I did some research on this topic. There are number of "dunce cap" lighthouses in Japan (i.e. Hiroshima, Fujisawa, Hakata Kō - most of them were build after 1950s) I would say likely this picture is Yokohama South Outer Breakwater (built 1939). Here are some other pictures of it: LH Japan yamatae.sakura.ne.jp
It has slightly different configuration of windows (but this could be due to tower reconstruction) but general shape of the tower, breakwater and square building nearby - everything is very similar. As far as I've found in internet - American troops were landed in Yokohama after surrender of Japan so this fits to story as well.
Last post by Bergwind - September 20, 2022, 06:03:08 AM
Lighthouse Directory from Russ Rowlett is very useful for all of us lighthouse lovers. But often I see great differences for height of the tower and focal plane elevation from Open Sea Map. For instance: Roscoff ! A1812.1 Russ: 24 and 24, Open Sea : 15 and 24 (seems realistic ) Or the beacons in sea: A1818, Russ :20 and 14, Open Sea : 8 and 14 (seems realistic ) and so on...