Manakkodam Lighthouse

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Manakkodam Lighthouse
Manaccur
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Manakkodam lighthouse, 2012
Manakkodam LighthouseManaccur is located in Kerala
Manakkodam LighthouseManaccur
Manakkodam Lighthouse
Manaccur
Kerala
Location Cherthala
Kerala
India
Coordinates 9°44′54″N 76°17′11″E / 9.748254°N 76.286435°E / 9.748254; 76.286435Coordinates: 9°44′54″N 76°17′11″E / 9.748254°N 76.286435°E / 9.748254; 76.286435
Year first constructed 1979
Construction reinforced concrete tower
Tower shape square tower lower half skeletal upper half closed, with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height 35.67 metres (117.0 ft)
Light source main power
Intensity 500/550W Metal Halide Lamp (220/250V AC)
Range 18.4 nautical miles (34.1 km; 21.2 mi) [1]
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number F0705
NGA number 27520
ARLHS number IND-099[2]

Manakkodam lighthouse is situated in the Alappuzha district of Kerala near Cherthala. The tower is a 33.8 high concrete structure with square cross section. It was inaugurated on 1 August 1979. There were no lights in this area before 1979, the light source was changed from incandascent lamp to metal halide on 21 September 1998.[3][4][5]

The light source flashes twice in ten seconds.[6]

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  1. ^ Manakkodam 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 February 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.dgllnoida.gov.in/cochin/MANAKKODAM.html
  4. ^ Lighthouses in Kerala
  5. ^ "Manakkodam Lighthouse". DGLL. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Manakkodam Light". Lighthouse diges magazine. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 

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