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Name: Pamban Channel Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Palk Bay Light

Nearest Town or City:
Mandapam, , India

Location: Palk Strait, SE coast of India, Bay of Bengal.

Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

Tower Height: 67

Height of Focal Plane: 94

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 9 seconds; range 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Gray masonry tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1845: 41-foot round tower; focal plane height 84 feet. The tower was apparently raised at least twice; it was described in 1879 as 56 feet, and in 1895 as 72 feet.

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1903

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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