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Name: Cap Spartel Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Cape Spartel Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Tangier, , Morocco

Location: Northwesternmost point of Africa.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

This lighthouse was built by Sultan Mohammed III. Britain, France, Italy and Spain paid to maintain it until Moroccan independence in 1956.

Tower Height: 79

Height of Focal Plane: 312

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, range 30 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square yellow masonry tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1864

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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