CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Castillo Grande Lighthouse in Cartagena, Columbia

      The Castillo Grande Lighthouse, built in 1973. is located at the end of a peninsula sheltering the inner harbor of Cartagena and marking the beginning approach for vessels to berth. The unpainted tower made of concrete block has an observation deck appearing to be off center with a white lantern. The light is active, flashing white every seven seconds, with a focal plane of 79-feet. The lighthouse is located in an upscale neighborhood, further away from tall buildings in the background, as one might imagine. 

     While approaching the Port in Cartagena, a Catholic statue of the Virgin of Carmen is said to help protect sailors traveling the ocean. Colombia is among several countries in South America with Catholicism being the predominate faith. 

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