Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety
The original Fresnel lighting apparatus, made by Chance Bros., is still in use. The lighthouse, located on a low, flat island, is staffed by the Egyptian Navy.
Tower Height: 102
Height of Focal Plane: 119
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical stone tower (unpainted), with dwellings nearby.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1883
Date Present Tower Built: 1883
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Occasionally.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!