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Name: Colon Breakwater Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Aspinwall Breakwater Light

Nearest Town or City:
Colón, , Panama

Location: On Isla Manzanillo, near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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The city of Colón was originally named Aspinwall, after William H. Aspinwall, one of the founders of the Panama Railway Company. The company maintained this lighthouse.

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal skeleton tower on a concrete base; rectangular dwelling added later (circa 1883?).

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1852

Date Deactivated: 1914?

Current Use: Destroyed.

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