El Hank Lighthouse was built in 1919 to help sailors steer their vessels away from the shore. Until the construction of the lighthouse, many ships got stuck in the sandy banks of Casablanca’s shores. El Hank Lighthouse, also known as Pointe d'el-Hank Light, stands 161 feet high, and its light can be seen from 30 nautical miles away. The lighthouse is a round masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Earlier the lighthouse was painted with elaborate designs but now it has been painted white. The lighthouse is another famous landmark associated with Casablanca, and is a great place to bring a picnic lunch and watch the waves crash below.