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Name: Port Said Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Said, , Egypt

Location: Mediterranean entrance to Suez Canal.


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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Egyptian Ports and Lighthouses

Notes:
The paint scheme of the 1869 tower changed at least a couple of times over the years. In 1926 it was painted black with white on the seaward side, and in the early 1990s it was white with black stripes. In recent years the lighthouse has been replaced by a framework tower.

Height of Focal Plane: 154

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White daymark on a framework tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1860: Light grey (later white) tower, 180 feet tall. 1869: White, octagonal reinforced concrete tower, 194 feet tall.

Date Established: 1860

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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