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Galle Fort Lighthouse

Galle Lighthouse (also known as Pointe de Galle Light)[1] is an onshore Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka and is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.[2] This is Sri Lanka's oldest light station[3] dating back to 1848,[1] but the original 24.5 metres (80 ft) high lighthouse built by the British[4] was located about 100 metres (330 ft) from the current site, however it was destroyed by fire in 1934.[1][3] The existing 26.5 metres (87 ft) high light house was erected here in 1939.[1][3] The original light was furnished with a glass prism lens floating in a bath of mercury (to reduce friction) and was powered by a weight driven machine.[5]
Galle Fort Lighthouse
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