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List: Top 10 Tallest Lighthouses in the World

Date: as at December 2009

Source: Various

Base: All structures acting as official coastal lighthouses in the world.

Notes: Although the Yokohama Marine Tower heads the list, purists proclaim second-placed Ile Vierge Lighthouse as the real leader since the Japanese structure was not built purely for lighthouse duties. Click here for some nice pictures of these lighthouses - and some funky web wallpaper.

Rank

Name

Country

Year

Height

1.

Yokohama Marine Tower

Japan

1961

106 m

2.

Ile Vierge Lighthouse

France

1902

82 m

3.

Torre della Lanterna

Italy

1128

77 m

4.

Gatteville Lighthouse

France

1835

75 m

5.

Lesnoy Mole Range Rear

Russia

-

73 m

6=

Baisha Men Lighthouse

China

2001

72 m

6=

Mulan Tou (Hainan Head) Lighthouse

China

1995

72 m

8.

Storozhenskiy Lighthouse

Russia

1911

71 m

9=

Osinovetskiy Lighthouse

Russia

1910

70 m

9=

Punta Penna Lighthouse

Italy

1906

70 m


 
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