Enduring Light

Burgos, Ilocos Norte – Still standing the test of time and serving sea navigation for over a century now is the Cape Bojeador lighthouse on top of a hill here. It was built by Augustinian priests on March 31, 1892 under the Spanish government on a high hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador, where galleons passed by. Its purpose was to guide ships away from the rocky coasts of Burgos. It still continues to operate with new lenses run by solar panels. Originally the light was provided by pressurized kerosene lamps, very much like the current ” Coleman lamp.” As of 2005 the old pressure vessels and wicks for the light could still be found in the shed.

Vol. VII, No. 47, January 6-12, 2008

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