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During the 18th century, Mauritius’ period of colonisation, a number of lighthouses were built for helping ships to navigate the sea. This resulted in the boom in trading in the island as it increased the rate of import and export. Mauritius was considered to be a crucial trading location due to its strategic placement on the map and hence it attracted many European states during the time of colonial expansion. Since ships were the only source of overseas trading, lighthouses played a major role in the process.
The Albion Lighthouse, otherwise known as the Pointe aux Caves Lighthouse, is a 30-metre tall structure that stands on a magnificent cliff edge by the side of the ocean. As the name suggests, it is located at Albion, west coast of Mauritius, and is a major navigation monument helping ships that arrive at the Port Louis Harbour. It is very popular among tourists, locals and especially photographers because of its amazing location and unspoiled views that constitute unique photoshoot spots.
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