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.


Note:

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