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).
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).
Vista towards the old town from the top:
Bryce Edwards – original – flickr
I ran back to el Centro from the top.