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Name: Ponta do Pargo Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ponta do Pargo, , Portugal

Location: Westernmost point of Madeira Island.

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Photo: Mike Rice

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

This is one of the highest lighthouses in the world.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 1024

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square white tower attached to dwelling, with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1922

Date Present Tower Built: 1922

Date Automated: 1980s

Optics: Second order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

There is a public exhibit on the lighthouses of Madeira here, open 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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