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Towering over the entrance to Belize Harbor, the lighthouse stands guard on the tip of Fort George Point. It was designed and funded by one of the country's greates benefactors, Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss. The English nobleman never actually set foot on the Belizean mainland, though in his yacht he visited the water offshore. In his will he bequeathed most of his fortune to the people of Belize, and the date of his death, March 9, is celebrated as a national holiday, now officially called National Heroes and Benefactor Day. Bliss is buried here, in a small, low mausoleum perched on the seawall, up a short run of limestone stairs.
Tower hight: 50 feet
Hight of focal plane: 52 feet
Characteristic and range: red flash every 5 seconds visible for 8 nautical miles
Description of tower: white tapered concrete tower, lower part red.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 9 N: 1435] (6535)
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