The Swakopmund Lighthouse
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  • Latitude: -22.676077
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The Swakopmund Lighthouse

In the gardens behind the museum is the wellknown Swakopmund landmark - the lighthouse . The first version, built in 1903, stood at a height of only 11 m. In 1910 a further 10 m was added to reach a total height of 28 meters.

The lighthouse marked the harbour as well as warning ships off the treacherous Skeleton Coast - the light can be seen more than 33 km out to sea.

In 1940 a radio beacon was added which beamed additional positioning signals to the ships out at sea.

In 1956 the lighthouse's intermittent light was automated.

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