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Under the Lighthouse

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An iconic landmark on the west coast of Mauritius, the Albion lighthouse was built in 1910 and is 97 ft tall and is the only lighthouse left on the island. It continues to provide navigational support aid to ship approaching the nearby harbour of Port Louis. The fact that it is still in operation after more than a century of loyal service is remarkable in itself. However on a less flattering note, a new and disharmonious telecom tower was erected just next it a few years ago. And a coal fueled power plant project has been approved just a few hundred feet from it.

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