Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
"Saudade" is a Portuguese word that describes the feelings of missing someone or something that we love deeply. According to legend, the Duchesse of Caminha, after the dramatic decapitation of her young husband, sat and cried on a rock that was later named o Penedo da Saudade, the location of this lighthouse.
Tower Height: 105
Height of Focal Plane: 180
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 30 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Square stone tower attached to dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1912
Date Present Tower Built: 1912
Date Automated: 1980
Optics: 1912: Third order Fresnel lens; 1921: New third order lens, still in use.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!