16-18 Aug:- Penang Harbour Lighthouse Open Day 2013

Penang Harbour Lightouse Open Day 2013

Date: 16-18 August, 2013
Theme: Lights By The Sea
Time : 0800 – 1500 hours on Friday, 16 August 2013, 0800 – 1700 hours on 17-18 August 2013
Venue: Penang Harbour Lighthouse, corner of Fort Cornwallis.

Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in Malaysia. It is second only to the lighthouse in Tanjung Tuan, Malacca. It was erected by the British in 1882. At that time, it was known as the Fort Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse underwent renovations in 1914 and 1928. As part of the renovation, the name was also changed to Penang Harbour Lighthouse.

Today, considering it stands within Fort Cornwallis, the lighthouse is called the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse. Unlike other lighthouses in Malaysia, for example the one in Muka Head, the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse is made of a 21-meter white steel framework. Visual distance of the lighthouse is 16 nautical miles.

A little history about Penang Harbour Lighthouse can be found here

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