Negril Historic Lighthouse, Negril

Negril Historic Lighthouse, Negril (must see)

Negril Lighthouse was built in 1894 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south south east of the westernmost tip of the island by the French company Bubbler & Bernard. It is one of the earliest concrete lighthouses.

Its foundation is a tank 14 feet (4.3 m) deep, which is kept filled with water to keep the 20-metre (66 ft) (27 metres (89 ft) according to Rowlett) reinforced concrete tower balanced and secured in the event of an earthquake. The tower is topped with a lantern and gallery.

An automatic white light 30 m (100 feet) above sea level flashes every two seconds. The light was operated by gas initially, switching to acetylene in 1956 and solar energy in 1985.

Several adjacent one-story frame keeper's houses are staffed.

The site is a well-known attraction of the Negril area. It is maintained by the Port Authority of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Works.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Negril Historic Lighthouse on Map

Sight Name: Negril Historic Lighthouse
Sight Location: Negril, Jamaica (See walking tours in Negril)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Negril, Jamaica

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Negril Beach Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
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Negril Nightlife

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