Tomogashima Lighthouse

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Tomogashima Lighthouse
Tomoga Sima
友ヶ島灯台
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Tomogashima Lighthouse
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Japan
Location Tomogashima
Wakayama, Wakayama
Japan
Coordinates 34°16′51.6″N135°00′01.3″E / 34.281000°N 135.000361°E / 34.281000; 135.000361 Coordinates: 34°16′51.6″N135°00′01.3″E / 34.281000°N 135.000361°E / 34.281000; 135.000361
Year first constructedAugust 1, 1872 (1872-08-01)
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height12.2 metres (40 ft)
Focal height60 metres (200 ft)
Intensitywhite: 1,900,000 Candela
red: 760,000
Range20.5 nautical miles (23.6 mi; 38.0 km)
Characteristic  Alt R W 10s.
Admiralty numberM5960
NGA number7200
ARLHS numberJPN-669 [1]
Japan numberJCG-3501 [2]

Tomogashima Lighthouse(友ヶ島灯台,tomogashima tōdai) is a lighthouse on the island of Tomogashima in Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan.

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History

The lighthouse was first lit on August 1, 1872. It was one of the lighthouses designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who was hired by the government of Japan at the start of the Meiji period to help construct lighthouses in Japan to make it safe for foreign ships.

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