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Name: Tuticorin Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Pandiyan Tivu Light

Nearest Town or City:
Tuticorin, , India

Location: Hare Island, Gulf of Mannar, SE coast of India.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

Height of Focal Plane: 157

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical tower with red and white spiral bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1845: 37-foot obelisk, focal plane height 43 feet. 1874: Round masonry tower with black and white bands (still standing).

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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