Buoy lantern

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The glazed enclosure near the top of a buoy, usually of cylindrical shape, that surrounds and protects the optical apparatus.


The term is sometimes used loosely for the buoy light

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM