travel

Mazatlán – climb up to the lighthouse

I’ve spent more time vacationing in Maz than anywhere else in the world. Twenty weeks or more over the last 30 years.

But somehow I had never made it up to the World’s second highest lighthouse (or some such nonsense tourist hype).

maz-lighthouse.jpg

Mazatlán’s lighthouse began to shine by mid-1879. The lamp had been handcrafted in Paris, and it contained a big oil lamp with mirrors 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).

Mazatlán – Wikipedia

Vista towards the old town from the top:

471037307_99aff9f678.jpg
Bryce Edwards – original – flickr

I ran back to el Centro from the top.

0 thoughts on “Mazatlán – climb up to the lighthouse”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.