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Lighthouses

IALA Maritime Buoyage System
Typography

Lighthouses

Definition of a Lighthouse

A lighthouse is a tower, or substantial building or structure, erected at a designated geographical location to carry a signal light and provides a significant daymark. It provides a long or medium range light for identification by night.

    

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Description of a Lighthouse

It may provide a platform for other AtoN such as DGNSS, racon or AIS as an Aids to Navigation to assist marine navigation. A lighthouse is a structure that may provide a daymark for identification by day. A sector light may also be incorporated into the structure.

Source: IALA

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