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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gamboa Southbound Front Range Lighthouse - Gamboa, Panama

The Gamboa Southbound Front Range Lighthouse is located on the west side of the River Chagres at the start of the Gaillard (formerly Culebra) Cut section of the Panama Canal. It is just south of the town of Gamboa and north of the bridge that spans the Chagres River. The light was constructed between 1904 and 1914 during the construction of the canal. It was activated at the opening of the canal in 1914. The lighthouse is a 14 metre (45 foot) grey concrete tower. This light was deactivated (year unknown) and replaced by a newer light on a pole nearby.  Sadly, it appears to be abandoned, not maintained and has been tagged with graffiti. Photos taken in March 2016.


  1. What a treasure...maybe someone local will figure out how to preserve it.
    Your trip to Panama looks like a fine adventure.

    1. Thank you, it was a good trip and something I have wanted to do for some time. Unfortunately the transit of the canal is a long day and I missed several lighthouses along the way. Guess I'll have to go back! Cheers