The Old Port Lighthouse

March 09 Wednesday   Mazatlan

We are almost used to the fragrance of the waste-management plant; we have several neighboring yatistas we like, it is a short dink to Internet and the old port has one must-see tourist attraction: the old lighthouse that guides ships here.

The El Faro Lighthouse is the highest lighthouse in the Americas and one of the highest operating lighthouses in the world. It sits 523 feet above high tide and began operation in 1879. It is the tallest lighthouse in the world – measured from sea level: meaning it is a very short light on top of a very tall mountain.   We can see it from our back porch, and we took the 20-minute trail to the top, where anyone is rewarded with good exercise and an extraordinary view from city to ocean.

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One thought on “The Old Port Lighthouse

  1. Howard:

    Here’s a good trivia question with which to amuse your friends:

    *Where is the shortest and tallest lighthouse in the world?*

    Because you wrote, ” . . . . It is the tallest lighthouse in the world – measured from sea level: meaning it is a very short light on top of a very tall mountain.”

    *Bernie* *Captain Bernie Weiss* 51 Regent Court

    Stamford, CT 06907

    CaptainBernieWeiss@Gmail.com

    203.969.5936

    On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM, GrandAdventuresAboardRavensDance wrote:

    > Captain Howard posted: “March 09 Wednesday Mazatlan We are almost used > to the fragrance of the waste-management plant; we have several neighboring > yatistas we like, it is a short dink to Internet and the old port has one > must-see tourist attraction: the old lighthouse that gu” >

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