OTHER PANAMA CANAL LIGHTHOUSE PICTURES

 

Lighthouse in Gatun Lake.

One of several Gatun Lake lighthouses.

Upper Southbound Range Light located in the town of Gatun on Lighthouse Road.  Location is unusual, but effective in assisting the pilots while transiting through the Canal.  Believe it or not, this is one of the lighthouses that is visible from the Atlantic Breakwater.  Pilots use this lighthouse as a navigational aid as they approach Gatun Locks.

Pacific Signal Station Light on Flamenco Island, Pacific Entrance. This "top of a lighthouse" is the first light a ship sees when it travels northbound through the Canal. 

Closer view of the Pacific Signal Station Light.

 

Punta Mala Lighthouse, turned over to the Republic of Panama in 1979. No longer in operation and in dire need of restoration.  2000 UPDATE:  President Moscoso, has recently renovated this historical beacon and we congratulate her efforts.  An updated photograph will be provided shortly.

Gamboa lighthouse, located prior to the entrance to Culebra Cut.  Sadly, this lighthouse has been subjected to vandalism and is in a state of disrepair.  Located at the entrance of the new Gamboa Rainforest Resort, lets hope that it gets restored instead of removed permanently.  This lighthouse holds a special place in the hearts of many former Gamboa residents.  UPDATE 2000:  Herman Bern, owner of the resort,  is working with ARI (Agency responsible for the reverted areas) to lease the rights to this beacon and has committed to its restoration if its efforts are successful.  Canal Lights is doing all it can to make sure this agreement takes place and we hope to have a positive report soon.  

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