Chetwai Lighthouse

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Chetwai Lighthouse
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Chetwai Lighthouse
Chetwai Lighthouse is located in Kerala
Chetwai Lighthouse
Chetwai Lighthouse
LocationChettuva, Kerala
Coordinates10°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 constructed1986
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite and red horizontal bands
Tower height30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height33.8 metres (111 ft)
Light source500 W Halogen Lamp (220/250 V AC)
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl (2) W 20s.
Admiralty numberF0693
NGA number27564
ARLHS numberIND-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 Archived 16 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine 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. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Lighthouses in Kerala". Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2014.

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