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Name: Ponta do Topo Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Topo, , Portugal

Location: Southeastern tip of Sao Jorge Island, Azores.

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Photo: BrĂ¡ulio Fonseca

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

The lens at this lighthouse was damaged in an earthquake in 1980 and had to be replaced.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 190

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 19.5 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical reinforced concrete tower with red lantern, attached to dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1927

Date Present Tower Built: 1927

Optics: 1927: Third order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only (?)


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