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Name: Gibbs Hill Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Bermuda Light

Also known as: Gibb's Hill Light

Nearest Town or City:
Hamilton, , Bermuda

Location: High point of island in Southampton Parish.

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Photo: Val Brendel
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Managing Organization:
Bermuda Department of Marine and Ports

Telephone: 441-238-8069


Contact Address Information:
P. O. Box 2765
City of Hamilton

This is among the world's oldest cast iron lighthouses.

Tower Height: 133

Height of Focal Plane: 354

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1846

Date Present Tower Built: 1846

Date Automated: 1964

Optics: First order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, tea room and gift shop.

Open To Public? Yes.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is open to visitors every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a tea room and gift shop next to the lighthouse.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: J.J. Cowen (1858-1861), J. St.John Cowen (1909-1939), A. Greenslade (1939-?), Rudolph Howard Cowen (1946-1968)


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