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Name: Nagappattinam Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Nagappattinam, , India

Location: SE coast of India, Bay of Bengal.

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

The area around this lighthouse was devastated by the tsunami of December 26, 2004.

Tower Height: 163

Height of Focal Plane: 158

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White round masonry tower with black bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1846: Tower with focal plane height of 100 feet, later lowered to 88 feet. Described in 1870: "white tower, 75 ft high, on bastion," focal plane height 82 feet.Described in 1903: "white column on the bastion," focal plane height 80 feet.

Date Established: 1846

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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