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Name: Ricardo Winklar Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Ceru Bentana Lighthouse

Also known as: Seru Bentana Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Malmok, , Netherlands Antilles

Location: Near northern tip of Bonaire.

Managing Organization:
Washington/Slagbaai National Park


This lighthouse was damaged by lightning in 1954, and in 1999 it was renamed in honor of a keeper who died in the fire. Ricardo Winklar was also known as a folk singer.

Tower Height: 34

Height of Focal Plane: 144

Characteristic and Range: 4 white flashes every 22 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower attached to service building.

This light is operational

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Ricardo Winklar (c. 1954), Papa Coffie (c. 1954)


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