El Faro Lighthouse, Mazatlan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 23° 10.646 W 106° 25.649
13Q E 353890 N 2563878
Quick Description: The El Faro Lighthouse in Mazatlan is considered the second highest natural lighthouse in the world. Getting to it means walking up a dirt path with many stone steps and maybe a slippery spot or two. Well worth the walk though.
Location: Mexico
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 10:11:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM398C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
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Long Description:
Mazatlán's lighthouse (El Faro) began to shine by mid-1879. The lamp had been handcrafted in Paris, containing a big oil lamp with mirrors and a Fresnel lens to enhance the light. Since the light was static, in the distance it was often mistaken as a star. By 1905 this lamp was converted to a revolving lamp. Today, the 1000 watt bulb can be seen from 30 nautical miles (60 km). Near the lighthouse shore, the famous "divers" perform daring jumps off high rocks into the Pacific Ocean for tips from onlooking tourists.

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