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Shimizu

Shimizu Lighthouse (Shimizu city, Shizuoka prefecture)

Commissioning date : March 1, 1912
Color : White
Construction Material : Reinforced Concrete
Light Character : Fl (2) W 20s
Luminous Intensity : 50,000 cd
Range : 14.0 M
Height : 17.73 m
Height above sea level : 21.00 m
Lens : 6th Ordered Fresnel Lens
          Moter Drion Mercury Bat
Power source : Commercial power

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      This the oldest reinforced concrete lighthouse remaining in its original form in Japan.

      There are 7 vertical reinforcing rods imbedded in each side of the octagonal tower with reinforcing hoops provided about every 50 cm. The foundation is of non-reinforced concrete.

      Preservation repair work together with earthquake reinforcement were implemented in 1994.

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