Chetwai lighthouse

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Chetwai Lighthouse
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Chetwai Lighthouse
Chetwai Lighthouse is located in Kerala
Chetwai Lighthouse
Chetwai Lighthouse
Location Chettuva, Kerala
Coordinates 10°33′14.2″N 76°01′02.4″E / 10.553944°N 76.017333°E / 10.553944; 76.017333Coordinates: 10°33′14.2″N 76°01′02.4″E / 10.553944°N 76.017333°E / 10.553944; 76.017333
Year first constructed 1986
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white and red horizontal bands
Height 30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height 33.8 metres (111 ft)
Light source 500W Halogen Lamp (220/250V AC)
Range 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) [1]
Characteristic Fl (2) W 20s.
Admiralty number F0693
NGA number 27564
ARLHS number IND-082[2]

The Chetwai lighthouse is situated at Chettuva near Guruvayur in Thrissur District of Kerala. It was inaugurated on 29 September 1986. The tower is a 30 meter tall concrete structure. There did not exist any lighthouse earlier to the present one at this place. The light source was changed on 30 April 2003.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Chetwai Lighthouse Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of India: Kerala and Karnataka". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Indian Lighthouses: An Overview" (PDF). DGLL. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Lighthouses in Kerala

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