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Lüderitz / Shark Island Lighthouse

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Photo send by Karlheinz Schneider.
The active Shark Island Lighthouse (steel lattice tower on left) stands just to seaward of the historic 1903 Shark Island Lighthouse (right), located atop the rugged granite peninsula that provides natural shelter to the tiny harbor of Luderitz. The old lighthouse is a 12m (40 ft) square tower with attached 1-story keeper�s house. The lantern has been removed and the building has been made available for overnight accommodations, offering adventurous tourists the opportunity the stay in this genuine light house steeped in the maritime history of Namibia's rugged coastline, notorious for its harsh weather.

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Album name:mitko / Namibia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:34
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Long flashing, period 10s, flash 2.5s, eclipse 7.5s, 39-136 green, 136-161 white, 161-180 red, 180-39 no light
Range, nm:all 8 nm
Any other comments:Lattice Bn
Coordinates (in any format):26 38.1274 S 15 9.1515 E
Displayed:992 times
Date added:Dec 09, 2011
DateTime Original:2009:09:29 07:18:10
IPTC Title:Shark Island Lighthouse, Lüderitz, Namibia
IPTC Copyright:2009 Andrew Haliburton, All Rights Reserved
IPTC Keywords:1903 Accommodation Coast Coastline Fog Granite Haliburton Harbor Harbour Hardap Historic History House Island Light Lighthouse Lodging Lüderitz Maritime Namibia Rugged Shark South West Africa Tourism Tourist Travel Weather
Keywords:Namibia ; Atlantic ocean
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Guest_Melanie van staden   [Feb 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM]
We need urgent information regarding accommodation in lighthouse 27 march 2012. +27 82 334 0460

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