The Qimei Lighthouse / Cimei Lightouse (traditional Chinese: 七美嶼燈塔; simplified Chinese: 七美屿灯塔; Hanyu Pinyin: Qīměi Yǔ Dēngtǎ; Tongyong Pinyin: Ciměi Yǔ Dengtǎ) is a lighthouse in Qimei / Cimei Township, Penghu County, Taiwan.
|Location||Qimei, Penghu, Taiwan|
|Coordinates||23°11′24″N 119°25′41″E / 23.190050°N 119.428055°ECoordinates: 23°11′24″N 119°25′41″E / 23.190050°N 119.428055°E|
|Height||8.3 metres (27 ft)|
|Shape||cylindrical mast on a one-storey keeper’s house with balcony and light|
|Markings||white tower, red light|
|Power source||mains electricity|
|Operator||Maritime and Port Bureau|
|First lit||1965 (current)|
|Focal height||40.8 metres (134 ft)|
|Range||11.3 nautical miles (20.9 km; 13.0 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) W 10s.|
The lighthouse was built in 1939. It was the last lighthouse built by the Japanese government. Originally, it uses acetylene for its power before switching to electricity in 1964. The lighthouse will be opened for public at the end of 2015.
The lighthouse has focal plane of 41 meters, in which two white flashes every 10 seconds. The building structure has an 8-meter concrete post sitting atop of 1-story concrete keeper's house. Due to its location at the southern tip of Qimei Island, the lighthouse is used not only for navigation, but also for fishery resources.
- ^ Chimei Yu lighthouse Maritime and Port Bureau. Retrieved 17 April 2016
- ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Taiwan: Penghu Islands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
- ^ "Cimei Lighthouse". PENGHU NATIONAL SCENIC AREA. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- ^ "Question 15：How many Light Houses are there in Taiwan?". 臺灣學校網界. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
To facilitate marine transport of Taiwan resources to Japan, the Japanese government set up a total of 18 lighthouses including Fuguei Cape Lighthouse, Bitou Cape Lighthouse, Baishajia Lighthouse, Mudou Lighthouse, Keelung Lighthouse, Pengjia Isle Lighthouse, Dongjiyu Lighthouse, Chamuyu Lighthouse, Hualien Port Lighthouse, Siandong Lighthouse, Waisanding Islet Lighthouse, Su-ao Lighthouse, Liouciou Isle Lighthouse, Cilabi Lighthouse, San Diego Lighthouse, Huayu Lighthouse, Green Island Lighthouse and Cimei Lighthouse from 1896 to 1939.
- ^ "Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC-Lighthouse-Chimei Yu Lighthouse". motcmpb.gov.tw.
- ^ "Taiwan to open two more lighthouses to visitors". focustaiwan.tw.
- ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Taiwan: Penghu Islands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.