German Lighthouse in Tanzania

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German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby dsmdish » 12 Sep 2010 08:46

Recenly found a German Lighthouse in Tanzania, former colony of german berfore WWI called German East Afrcia.
This lighthouse built more than 100 years ago and according to the report by British around 1950s' the light house condition is good and main tower is 15m high. But when i found the place, the 15m high tower disappeared and the remains condition is not good.
Any one has more infomation about this light house and the old picture of this lighthouse when it was built. Some parts of this lighthouse was removed by British to Nairobi Railway Museum.
some pictures but do not know how to upload

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby Marcus Wendel » 12 Sep 2010 09:06

:welcome:

You can find instructions on how to upload images at viewtopic.php?p=1264863#p1264863

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby dsmdish » 12 Sep 2010 20:21

attached photo thanks Marcus
The light house is in Kimbiji village, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby Tanzania » 13 Sep 2010 10:50

Thank´s for sharing the nice photos with us and welcome to the Forum.
I will search about old photos from Kigamboni, southly from Dar.

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby dsmdish » 13 Sep 2010 16:17

Hi Holger, very happy to meet you from same place.
and also very happy to attach this google map picture. i just checked google map and find they renew the map data for DSM. and the new data map include that german light house!
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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby Chris Dale » 14 Sep 2010 14:19

:welcome:

And thanks very much for sharing those great photos with us. I'll let you know if I find anymore information on it...

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby Tanzania » 14 Sep 2010 19:02

dsmdish,

I am sorry, but my present location is not Tanzania (unfortunately)

A good source for the search of old pictures (maybe with the lighthouse at Kigamboni)
http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankf ... frame.html

STEP I
1) Click: Thesaurus at: Region
2) Click: The `plus´ at: Afrika
3) Click: The `plus´ at: Deutsch Afrika
4) Click: DOA

STEP II
5) Click: Thesaurus at: Sachgruppe
6) Click: The `plus´ (maybe) Architektur or Verkehr.

With my slow Internet connection I am not be able to check these interest folders for this case.

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby Henk » 14 Sep 2010 19:24

The ruins are situated on Ras Kanzi, a promontory south of Ras Kimbiji.

According to the ‘Africa Pilot’ (1923), on Ras Kanzi “a fixed white light, visible 14 miles, is exhibited, at an elevation of 62 feet above high water, from a quadrangular-shaped tower, 31 feet in height”.

Later the construction of the Ras Kanzi lighthouse could well have changed, but one may question its active status.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/tza.htm

- Henk

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Re: German Lighthouse in Tanzania

Postby dsmdish » 16 Sep 2010 05:09

very thanks for providing that website, need learn some germans.
find a old photo of a light house at the mouth of the DSM harbour and this one still exist well today by reading the google map. because it is on island, so not easy to visit.(because the photo from the german website is more than 350kb, so upload fail. please go to that website to see by search condition lighthouse)
For the light house in kimbiji, there is still no photo.
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