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Name: Hon Baï Canh Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Poulo Condore Light

Also known as: Con Son Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Con Son, , Vietnam

Location: Con Son, Poulo Condore Islands, south of the Mekong River Delta.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Vietnam Maritime Safety Agency

Con Dao, the largest island of the Poulo Condore group, was formerly one of the most notorious penal colonies in the world, with a total of eight prisons housing as many as 20,000 inmates at the height of the Vietnam War.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 696

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 31 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square white tower on a house with a red roof.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1887

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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