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Name: Cochin Light (India)   Map it!

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Also known as: Kochi Light

Also known as: Vypin Light

Nearest Town or City:
Cochin (Kochi), , India

Location: Vypin Island, north of entrance to harbor at Cochin (Kochi), southwest coast of India.

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses and Lightships

Tower Height: 151

Height of Focal Plane: 161

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Eight-ribbed concrete tower with red and white bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1839: Masonry tower; 1920: 33-foot tower; 1936: 82-foot metal tower.

Date Established: 1839

Date Present Tower Built: 1979

Optics: 1839: Sixth-order Fresnel lens; 1902: New sixth-order lens; 1914: Fourth-order Fresnel lens. 1979: Third-order lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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