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Name: Porto Novo Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Parangipettai Light

Nearest Town or City:
Porto Novo (Parangipettai), , India

Location: SE coast of India, Bay of Bengal.

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

This location was badly hit by the tsunami of December 26, 2004; the father and son of one of the light's keepers were lost.

Tower Height: 128

Height of Focal Plane: 118

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical concrete tower with red and white bands.

This light is operational

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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