The Lighthouse has been built on the southern tip of Nancowry Island in Nancowry group of Islands The Lighthouse is approachable by the Lighthouse tender M.V. Pradeep. It can also be approached from Champin Village (opposite Kamorta Island) by walk through the thick forest. Nancowry island is inhabited by local Nicobarese in Champin village on the northern tip of island opposite Kamorta island. The two islands are separated by a navigable channel. The regular passenger boats ferry between Kamorta and Champin. The need to establish this lighthouse was long felt. The implementation however got delayed due mainly for the remoteness of site The construction of 12m high masonry tower was completed in February 1993 and then immediately installation of optical equipment consisting of 500 mm drum optic and lantern supplied by M/s .Stone India, Calcutta with halogen lamp, electronic flasher operating on Batteries charged by Solar energy was taken up. The light was commissioned on 8th April 1993.
Cape Cannaught Lighthouse Port Blair-744102
State: West Bengal
Position - 07o 55. 8’N 93o 34.2’E
Characteristic - flash (2) White every 15 Seconds
Tower Colour - Black & White bands
Tower - 12m high Square Masonry Tower
Height above MSL - 22 m
Range - 10 NM
Optical Equip - 500 mm Cut & polished drum optic and lantern
Illuminant - 12 V 100 W Halogen Lamp.
Source of Energy - 12 V Batteries, charged by SPV Modules
Commensed year - 1993