This 3rd Order Fresnel Lens was used in the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
Made in 1850 it weighs 1,895 lbs = 900 kg. When used with three lamps it could be seen from 20 miles = 32 km away.
The image above was taken for this weeks Totally Informal Transglobal "Thursday" Challenge: "Crystal Clear".
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