Mahahual Lighthouse - Mahahual, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 18° 43.462 W 087° 42.093
16Q E 426039 N 2070475
Quick Description: Mahahual Lighthouse is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico at the north end of the village of Mahahual and south of the cruise port of Costa Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 2/23/2016 11:50:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMQFWP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The lighthouse at Mahahual is the southmost lighthouse on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. This is a virtually uninhabited area of Mexico until the cruise ship port of Costa Maya was constructed. It is the most obvious landmark in the area.

The area around the Mahahual Lighthouse was devastated by Hurricane Dean in 2007. Many of the residents including the lighthouse keeper were killed. Today this active lighthouse is entirely solar powered. The round cylindrical white concrete structure has four buttressed ribs, a lantern, a red lantern roof, and a gallery. It is 72' high, has a focal plane of about 75', and makes four white flashes every 16 seconds.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed

LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed

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