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.