Ras Muari, often referred to as Cape Mount, is a beach located off the shore of the Arabian Sea in Karachi. It stretches from the village of Mubarak to Yousuf Goth (Pacha) in West Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Cape Mount, Karachi
|Year first constructed||1914|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||seaward: black and white horizontal bands tower|
landward: unpainted tower
|Tower height||48 metres (157 ft)|
|Focal height||49 metres (161 ft)|
|Range||25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) W 10s.|
|Managing agent||Mercantile Marine Department |
Ras Muari is part of a 25-kilometer coastal belt of rocky and sandy beaches between Mubarak and Yousuf Goth (Pacha). This part of the coast is property of Sindh Revenue Department. Considered a habitat for endangered whale, dolphin, and turtle species, Ras Muari is also a hatching and feeding ground for turtles. In addition, the coastline has a multitude of offshore fish nurseries.  
Ras Mauri LighthouseEdit
In 1916, the British Government of India, commissioned the construction of Lightship Sindhi (now Ras Muari Lighthouse). Unlike other lighthouses, lightships can be moved from one place to another. Most of the remaining lightships of the world are maintained purely for their historical and novelty value, not for their maritime utility. In 1916, the Lightship Sindhi was a welcome addition to British India's maritime assets. Built at the Royal Indian Navy in Bombay, it was intended to be stationed off the coast of Sindh. During World War I, it sat off the Iranian island of Qais and was very valuable in assisting maritime traffic. After the war, it was stationed off the Hajamrao Creek in the Indus Delta region. Its light is reported to have been visible from as far as 10 miles away. Unlike the nearby Manora Point Lighthouse, Cape Monze lighthouse was not visible from Karachi, or any other popular beach in the area. During its construction, camels were used to transport the necessary materials to the area, otherwise remote from the rest of the territory. The practice has continued to this day.
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