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Name: Cabo de São Vicente Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Farol Ponta da St. Vicente

Also known as: Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Sagres , , Portugal

Location: Southwest corner of Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.

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Photo: Glenn Brown

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

There was a light maintained by monks at this location as early as 1515. This is one of the few lighthouses in the world with a hyper-radial (or hyper-radiant) lens, which is 13 feet high and 4 feet in diameter.

Tower Height: 92

Height of Focal Plane: 282

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 32 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1500s

Date Present Tower Built: 1846

Date Automated: 1982

Optics: 1906: Hyper-radial (hyper-radiant) lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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