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Name: Cabo Espichel Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Farol Cabo Espichel

Nearest Town or City:
Azóia, , Portugal

Location: Costa Alentejo, south of Lisbon.

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

There was a light in this area as early as the 15th century, when monks maintained a tower topped by torches.

Tower Height: 102

Height of Focal Plane: 551

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White hexagonal tower with red lantern in center of rectangular keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1790

Date Present Tower Built: 1790

Date Automated: 1980

Optics: 1947: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Horn, 8-second blast every 31 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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