Information Courtesy : http://chennai.metblogs.com/ The history of the Madras Lighthouse dates back to 1795. In 1796, the roof of the Officers Mess in what is now known as Fort St George, was selected as the site for the first warning beacon. It was nothing more than a large lantern. To be more specific, the first Light House of Chennai functioned (1796 – 1841) at the Building in the Fort St George where the Fort Museum is located.
Second Light House
The second light house was erected between the 1838 and 1844 on the north side of Fort St George.This lighthouse operated until 1894. Though its lantern room was removed long ago to fit in the third light house also located in the Madras High Court Complex, the Tower stands tall even today.
Third Light House : The third light House was functioning from the tallest dome of the Madras High Court. It started functioning on June 1, 1894, with argand lamps and reflectors manufactured by Chance Bros, Birmingham which had originally been installed in the 160-ft-tall lighthouse tower. The present light House which you see below is located opposite the office of the Director General of Police and was opened in January 1977. It is one of the few lighthouses in the world and the only one in India with an elevator.
Other Light house in Chennai
@ Mhabalipuram Built by Pallava king . Near by is the current light house
Lion top 10 special இல் முதலாவது யாக இடம் பெற்ற கதை இது .எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்தமான டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் கதைகளில் இதுவம் ஒன்று
இக்கதைக்கு முதலில் பலி கேட்ட புலிகள் என்றே பெயர் சுற்றப்பட்டது .பின்பு தீடீர் என்று பாலைவன பரலோகம் என பெயர்
மாற்றம் செய்யபற்றுது .
Story : டெக்ஸ்வில்லர் பாலைவனத்தில் பயணம் செய்யும்பொழுது , ஒரு புராதன சின்னத்தை பார்க்கிறார் .அதன் அருகில் மலை சிங்கம் காலடித்தடம் மிக பெரிய அளவில் இருப்பதை பார்த்து ஆச்சரியம் படும் , டெக்ஸ் அதை பின்தொடர்ந்து செல்கிறார்
Tex finds a Red Indians group on his way , who informs them about the Humongous Juma soldiers and the Giant Puma. He also asked them to inform the news that he decided to take on the animals and inform to any Navajo on the way . Tex decide to take necessary precaution before taking on these giant puma So he ventures in to the city and buy huge amount of dynamites .This action make local people suspicious thinking he might have found a old gold mine and to blow it only he has purchased . They decide to follow Tex . But our hero cleverly evades them and continues his search . On his way he find two red Indians trying to kill a white men . He saves him but still one red Indians escape from scene.
The white men name is Carlos Herman . He has come here to this place desert in search of brother who is scientist .But what he doesn't know is brother his working for Mad scientist Vincent who his the culprit for Giant Puma and he wants to conquer world with his huge pets and giant Zuma Soldiers . Meanwhile the escaped red Indians his killed by two Giant Puma's . The city people who where in search of Tex mistakenly follow footprints of Red Indians as Tex were also encounter by Giant Puma . Though they lost few men , they were able to kill Puma . Meanwhile Vincent in other part of desert his worried his pet [Giant puma] haven't returned . So he sends his henchmen to find them . Tex and Carlos seeing vultures in huge number , arrives to place only to find skeletal remains of Huge PUMA . Just as they were examining , they saw people coming very far . Tex using his shooting skills kills many and finally two people surrender to him. Tex gathers all the information about Vincent. The surrendered people are worried that if they are not returning by in another 1 hour Vincent will send his pets on them .
Tex assures that they will plan and kill them . Vincent his furious that searching party has't returned and ask zuma soldiers to leash out all his PETS [Total 7] .Tex using his cunning skills , kills all PUMA but the two surrendered people also dies during the fight
Tex and Carlos reaches Vincent Place But only to find themselves in a trap . Vincent puts them in to prison . Meanwhile Carlos Brother Victoria was happy that his brother has came . Sensing this is last chance to escape from this place , he tricks the prison guard and helps Tex and Carlos to release from Prison .
Tex starts the fight to kill Vincent . Kit,Tiger Jack , Kit Carson and Tex friend Pat joins the party and kills Vincent finally
* All Tex Gang present in this story but everyone joins Tex at the end
* Tex used more dynamite then Gun in this story
* Tex Irish friend [Appeared in two stories in Lion Comics ] Pat Macreyan [Boxer]appears in the story as well.