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Name: Santa Marta Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cascais, , Portugal

Location: Mouth of Tagus River, Lisbon coast.

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Photo: John Anderson

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

This lighthouse had to be increased in height by 26 feet in 1936 so it would stand out from the buildings around it.

Tower Height: 66

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: White or red light, depending on direction, 4.5 seconds on, 1.5 seconds off; range 18 (white) and 14 (red) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square cylindrical tower with blue and white horizontal bands, red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1868

Date Automated: 1980

Fog Signal: Horn: 3-second blast every 10 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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