|Location||Water Street, Georgetown, Guyana|
|Year first constructed||1817 (first)|
|Year first lit||1830|
|Foundation||forty nine greenheart piles|
|Tower shape||tapered octagonal tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||red and white vertical stripes|
|Tower height||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Focal height||31.5 metres (103 ft)|
|Characteristic||Flash every 60s, red or white depending on direction.|
The Georgetown Lighthouse was first built by the Dutch in 1817 and then rebuilt in 1830 to help guide ships into the Demerara River from the Atlantic Ocean. The 31 m (103 feet) high octagonal structure is a famous Georgetown, Guyana landmark with its distinct vertical red and white stripes. The Lighthouse, located on Water Street, is maintained by the National Trust of Guyana.
The brick structure was commissioned on 1 June 1830, when it replaced a wooden lighthouse that had been built on the same site by the Dutch. British engineers constructed the present lighthouse, reinforcing the building by placing it on a foundation of 49 greenheart piles, making it durable nearly 200 years later.
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A steel balcony at the top of the Lighthouse offers a panoramic view of Georgetown and West Coast Demerara.
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