Cape Bolinao Lighthouse – Bolinao, Pangasinan

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is one of the must-see attractions in the town of Bolinao, Pangasinan. This lighthouse is proudly standing for over ten decades atop the Punta Piedra Point. This magnificent construction is one of the five main lighthouses of the Philippines. It has played an important role in preventing accidents at sea for over a hundred years in an international marine passage to Hongkong, Japan, USA, and other countries.

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Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse – located at Bolinao Pangasinan Philippines . Built on top of the rocky hill Punta Piedra Point, the lighthouse overlooks the South China Sea. it is about 351 feet above sea level. The land elevation, according the Bureau of Geodetic Surveys, is 250 feet, while the lighthouse structure itself is 101 feet high. It has a large revolving lens. A system of gears turned by pendulum weights held by a steel cable, much like a clock, causes the light apparatus to rotate. Visibility from the lighthouse reaches up to 20 miles midsea towards a lighthouse at Poro Point.
It was constructed in 1905 by American, British, and Filipino engineers to guide ships and boats plying Cape Bolinao in order to prevent sea disasters.Its original third order apparatus was made in England and the lantern with kicks came from France, making the replacement of spare parts difficult were it not for the ingenuity of Filipino mechanics, who were able to make accurate replicas of the original parts.For the first 80 years of its operation, the lighthouse apparatus ran on kerosene. but in the 1980's a powerlines was extended to barangay Patar by the PANELCO. as of the moment the light house is powered by solar panels. #Bolinao #itsmorefuninthephilippines #wowphilippines #capebolinao
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Posted by Leo Bunggo Photography on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

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