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Name: Penedo da Saudade Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
São Pedro de Moel, , Portugal

Location: Midway between Cabo Mondego and Berlenga.

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Photo: David Peterson
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Managing Organization:
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.

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