Monday, August 31, 2015

Lighthouse of the Week, Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2015: Lucap Lighthouse, Alaminos City, Philippines

After visiting New Zealand for three lighthouses, I thought about other places that might have them.  I cast my thoughts upon the Philippines archipelago, which has a lot of coastline.  Turns out, not unexpectedly, that it has lighthouses large and small.  I think I'll visit here more than once, too.

The one I found is a different design than the "standard", though apparently there is more than one of this design in the Philippines.  This particular one, the Lucap lighthouse, is located in Alaminos City, right adjacent to the Hundred Islands National Park.

The Lighthouse Guide doesn't have a lot to say about it;  it's pretty simple.
"Date unknown. Active; green flash every 5 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) slender square white concrete tower, with an external concrete stairway winding around the tower. No lantern. ... Small lights of this distinctive design are common in the Philippines. Located on the waterfront at Lucap, on the west side of Lingayen Gulf about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Alaminos."
Map (bigger if you click it):

And pictures of it:

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