Lighthouse

Lighthouse Collection

Love for the lighthouse

What’s with the lighthouse that draws people in it? The question I always asked not just for others but also for myself. Is it because I am desiring to see the true path?

I got an answer.

“Anxiously you ask, ‘Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?’ The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, ‘This way to safety; this way to home.”
― Thomas S. Monson

This page is dedicated to the lighthouses I’ve visited.

Spanish Lighthouses of the Philippines


DSC_0709Capones Lighthouse /Faro de Punta Capones
Capones Island, San Antonio, Zambales
Status: Not Operational as of April 2014

This lighthouse is on Capones Island, off the west coast of Luzon north of Manila. The lighthouse, built off the same plans as Isla de Cabra, is a 56 ft (17 m) square brick tower completed in 1890. The lantern and lens have been replaced with modern equipment. The tower  found to be in fairly good condition, but the keeper’s house is in bad shape. In March 2004 the Environmental Protection of Asia Foundation signed an agreement to restore the light station as the Capones Island Marine Conservation Research and Development Center.

 

Source: unc.edu


 

DSC_0267North Gigantes Lighthouse / Faro de Islas Gigante
Brgy. Asluman, North Gigantes, Carles, Ilo-Ilo
Status: Operational as of March 2014

The North Gigantes Lighthouse is among the 27 major lighthouses built by the spaniards. The new lighthouse is said to be the  place of the former Spanish Lighthouse that was destroyed by Typhoon Frank (Typhoon Fengshen) on June 17-26, 2008 that leave severe damage to the major Island of Panay including Gigantes Islands.

This station appears as Sibuluak Babai on the 1904 and 1920 light lists. It is located on North Gigante Island, another islet off the northeastern tip of Panay. The lists describe it only as a “tower,” gray in 1904 and white in 1920, with a focal plane of 78 ft (23 m). It is dated 1895. The NGA list has a “white round tower, white dwelling with red roof” and gives 38 ft (11.5 m) as the tower height. This is probably a second tourelle.

Source: unc.edu



American Lighthouses of the Philippines


DSC_0770Tres Reyes Lighthouse / Baltazar’s Lighthouse
Pinggan, Gasan, Marinduque
Status: Not Operational

In the early 1900’s the Americans built a lighthouse and a building made of hardwood on the island of Baltazar. The tower has long been destroyed by numerous typhoons that battered the island over time. It was replaced by a new one built in the 1980s under a grant from JICA. The wooden structure on this island occupied by a watch (in photos) may well be the oldest American-built standing structure in all of Marinduque.

 

 

Source: Marinduque gov


 

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