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Name: Demerara Beacon    Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Georgetown, , Guyana

Location: Offshore, about 12 miles NE of Georgetown.

There was a land-based Demerara Beacon in the early 19th century, replaced by a lightvessel in 1844. The new Demerara Beacon, which had a dwelling, replaced the lightvessel in 1932. The beacon was rebuilt sometime before 1975, but appears to have been discontinued around 2000.

Description of Tower: 1932: Steel framework mast and dwelling on wooden base, 65 feet tall. Date unknown: White framework tower with a red band on a black platform on piles, focal plane height of 33 feet

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1932

Date Deactivated: 2000?

Current Use: Destroyed?

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