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Name: Chumbe Island Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Stone Town, , Tanzania

Location: Island near Zanzibar Harbor, East Africa.

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Managing Organization:
Chumbe Island Coral Park


Contact Address Information:
P.O.Box 3203

This lighthouse was built by the British in 1904. The keeper's house has been converted into a visitor center, with a classroom for schoolchildren visiting the Chumbe Island Coral Park. The tower is also open for climbing. Write to or call +255-(0)24-2231040 for more information.

Tower Height: 112

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 11 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower built of fossil coral rock.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1904

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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