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List of tallest lighthouses in the world

This is a list of the tallest lighthouses in the world.

The list is based on the list of tallest lighthouses from The Lighthouse Directory.[1] As such, it includes "traditional lighthouses", i.e. buildings built by navigation safety authorities primarily as an aid to navigation. Some structures of interest that carry navigational lights, but were not mentioned in The Lighthouse Directory since they were not built primarily as lighthouses, are also listed, marked with "*".

Information regarding construction, year, and notes is from the list of tallest lighthouses at The Lighthouse Directory.[1] Sources are given for all other information.

Heights are from the United States Coast Guard Light List for the United States[2] and from NGA List of Lights for the rest of the world,[3] unless a better source exists. Where several lighthouses share the same height they share the same position, and are all marked with "=".

Order Name Construction Image Height Steps Location Country Year Remarks
* Jeddah Light[4] Concrete and steel 436 feet (133 m)   Jeddah  Saudi Arabia 1990 "has a credible claim to be the world's tallest lighthouse"
* Perry Memorial Monument[5] granite 352 feet (107 m)[6]   Put-in-Bay, Ohio  United States 1915 Tallest in North America
* Yokohama Marine Tower[7] Steel skeletal 332 feet (101 m)[8]   Yokohama  Japan 1961 Tallest in Japan
1 Île Vierge Lighthouse Stone (granite) 82.5 metres (271 ft)[9][10] 397[9]
400[11]
Finistère  France 1902 Tallest traditional
2 Lighthouse of Genoa Stone 249 feet (76 m)[12]
77 metres (253 ft)[13]
365[13] Genoa  Italy 1543 Tallest in the Mediterranean
3 Phare de Gatteville Stone (granite) 247 feet (75 m)[14] 365[15] Gatteville-le-Phare  France 1835
4 Lesnoy Mole Rear Range Light Metal 239 feet (73 m)[16]   Saint Petersburg  Russia   Tallest in Russia, tallest range light
5 Mulantou Lighthouse Concrete 237 feet (72 m)[17]   Hainan  China 1995 Tallest in China
6 Baishamen Lighthouse Concrete 236 feet (72 m)[17]   Hainan  China 2000+
7 Storozhenskiy Light Stone 233 feet (71 m)[18]   Lake Ladoga  Russia 1911
7 Osinovetsky Light Stone 233 feet (71 m)[18]   Lake Ladoga  Russia 1910?
7 Punta Penna Lighthouse Concrete 233 feet (71 m)[19] 307[20] Abruzzo  Italy 1906
8 Vittoria Light Stone 223 feet (68 m)[21] 285[22] Trieste  Italy 1927
8 Cordouan lighthouse Stone 223 feet (68 m)[23] 311[24] Gironde  France 1611
9 Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light Cast iron skeletal 220 feet (67 m)[25] 311[26] Monte Hermoso  Argentina 1906 Tallest in the Southern Hemisphere
10 Planier Light Stone 216 feet (66 m)[27]   Marseille  France 1959
10 Maasvlakte Light Concrete 216 feet (66 m)[1] 295[28] Maasvlakte  Netherlands 1974 Tallest in the Netherlands, inactive
11 Campen Lighthouse Steel skeletal 213 feet (65 m)[29]   Ems (river)  Germany 1891 Tallest in Germany
11 Lange Nelle Lighthouse concrete 65 metres (213 ft)   Port of Ostend  Belgium 1947
11 Miķeļbāka Stone 213 feet (65 m) 293 Miķeļtornis  Latvia 1884/1957 Tallest lighthouse in Latvia and Baltic states. Due to structural problems and cracking it was blown up and rebuilt in 1957.
11 Phare d'Eckmühl granite 213 feet (65 m)[30] 307[31] Penmarc'h  France 1897
12 Świnoujście Lighthouse Brick 212 feet (65 m)[32] 300[33] Świnoujście  Poland 1857 Tallest brick lighthouse, tallest in Poland
13 Adziogol Lighthouse Steel 211 feet (64 m)[34]   Kherson  Ukraine 1911 Tallest in Ukraine
14 Cape Hatteras Light Brick 210 feet (64 m)[35] 268[36] Hatteras Island, NC  United States 1870
15 Chipiona Light Stone 205 feet (62 m)[37]   Chipiona  Spain 1867 Tallest in Spain
16 Bari Light Stone 205 feet (62 m)[38]   Bari  Italy 1869
17 Aveiro Light Stone 203 feet (62 m)[39] 291[40] Aveiro  Portugal 1893 Tallest in Portugal
17 Calcanhar Lighthouse Reinforced concrete 203 feet (62 m)[41] 277 [42] Touros  Brazil 1912 Tallest in Brazil
17 El Rincón Light Concrete 203 feet (62 m)[43]   Near Verde Peninsula, Buenos Aires  Argentina 1925
18 Voslapp Range Rear Light Concrete 202 feet (62 m)[44]   Wilhelmshaven  Germany 1962
19 Roches-Douvres Light Stone 197 feet (60 m)[45]   Côtes-d'Armor  France 1954
19 Borkum Großer Light Brick 197 feet (60 m)[46]   Borkum  Germany 1879
19 Nosy Alañaña Light Concrete 197 feet (60 m)[47]   Toamasina  Madagascar 1932 tallest in Africa

See also

References

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  2. ^ Light List, Volumes 1-7.  
  3. ^ Limits of List of Lights, Pubs. 110-116.  
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