These very rare photos of the Bobowasi Island Lighthouse at Axim, Ghana, were provided by Tracy Smith of Tide Land Signal, Ltd., and contributed to the Directory by Walt Hempel. The lighthouse was built in 1915. For a long time after Ghana's independence in 1957 the light was not in service. It was reactivated sometime around 2003. In 2008, it was one of several lighthouses in Ghana restored and refurbished by Tide Land Signal, Ltd. Tide Land installed a new solar-powered light and all new wiring and controls.
Photos copyright Tide Land Signal, Ltd.; all rights reserved; used by permission
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Posted March 3, 2009. Checked and revised August 28, 2012. Site copyright 2012 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.