Karachi Port Trust
This tower was altered (and apparently raised in height) when a hyper-radial lens was installed in 1909.
Tower Height: 125
Height of Focal Plane: 147
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical tower with red and white horizontal bands.
This light is operational
1851: 50-foot tower, focal plane 120 feet. 1889: 91-foot tower, focal plane 148 feet.
Date Established: 1851
Date Present Tower Built: 1889
Optics: 1909: hyper-radiant (hyper-radial) Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
The Pakistan Maritime Museum in Karachi has a replica of this lighthouse that you can climb.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!