5 Beautiful And Tallest Light Houses In The World

Jeddah Lighthouse

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Jeddah Lighthouse

A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses, and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. See some of the tallest lighthouses :-

1. Jeddah Light

Jeddah Light is an active lighthouse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The height of Jeddah Light is approximately 436 ft. It has a credible claim to be the world’s tallest lighthouse. It is located at the end of the outer pier on the north side of the entrance to Jeddah Seaport. It is built by Concrete and steel.

Jeddah Light At Evening

Philippe GAMBET /CC BY 3.0 | Jeddah Light At Evening

2. Perry Memorial Monument

The height of this monument is 352-foot and it was constructed in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. It was built in 1912 to 1915 and is considered as the tallest lighthouse in the country. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet to victory in one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812. The memorial also celebrates the lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the United States that followed the war.

Perry Monument And Flags

Alvintrusty /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Perry Monument And Flags

3. Yokohama Marine Tower

Yokohama Marine Tower is a 348 ft high lattice tower with an observation deck at a height of 100 metres in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. The light characteristic is marked by a flash every twenty seconds, whereby the light’s colour is alternating red and green. Originally, at night, the tower shaft itself was lit green and red according to its markings but now, after the reopening on May 2009, the lights are white.

Yokohama Marine Tower Lightup At Night

ootahara /Public Domain | Yokohama Marine Tower Lightup At Night

4. ILE Vierge

It is the location of the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe and the tallest “traditional lighthouse” in the world. The lighthouse is 271 ft tall made of blocks of granite. The external face is a truncated cone and the interior face is cylindrical. There are five steps to the front door, inside 360 steps of stone and 32 of iron lead to the lamp platform.

5. Lighthouse Of Genoa

The Lighthouse of Genoa is the main lighthouse for the city’s port. The height of the Lighthouse of Genoa is 249 feet and it is the world’s fifth tallest lighthouse and the second tallest “traditional” one. It is constructed in two square portions, each one capped by a terrace. The whole structure is crowned by a lantern from which the light is shone.

Lighthouse of Genoa

Twice25 & Rinina25 /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Lighthouse of Genoa

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