National Trust of Guyana

Lighthouse

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The Lighthouse, located on Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown is the second of two Lighthouses to be built at its current location. The foundation stone of the current structure was laid in 1830, and was considered a shore station built to withstand high winds rather than waves due to its inland location. The Lighthouse is the only structure if its kind found in Guyana. It continues to serve as a navigation aid to the many vessels and sailors making their way to and from Port Georgetown with its a red and white straight tapered stripes.