Umargam is about 6 Km from Umargam Road railway station on Mumbai-Surat rail section . This region was part of Thane district prior to creation of Gujarat in 1960.Umargam is situated on the southern bank of Nargol creek. It was a small village about two centuries ago, serving as a transit point for exporting marine products from the fishing port Nargol on the Northern Bank of the creek.In the olden days an oil lamp on a wooden tripod was provided at the entrance of the creek which was later replaced by a 500 W electric lamp over a trestle tower erected at the same spot. In order to assist the coastal shipping and traffic to gulf of Khambat and gulf of Kachchh the present Lighthouse Tower was constructed in 1979 and PRB-42 equipment was commissioned into service on 21st May 1979. The solar panels were installed in 1998 and genset added in 1999 so as to augment the power position.The 2.4m diameter GI lantern house fabricated at Mumbai was installed at the station and the `C’ type sealed beam lamps were replaced by `D’ type sealed beam lamps on 31st March 2002.
Umargam Lighthouse Umargam-396170
Position - 20o 11.7’ N 720 45.0’ E
Characteristic - flash White every 15 sec
Tower Colour - Red and White bands
Tower - 30m high Triangular RCC Tower
Height above MSL - 35 m
Range - 19 NM
Optical Equip - PRB-42
Illuminant - Sealed beam lamps (‘D’ type 30V, 200 W) insude 2.4 m diameter GI lantern house.
Source of Energy - Batteries charged by SPV modules Mains supply 440V 50 Hz
Commensed year - 1979
Subsequent Innovations - 1998, 1999, 2002