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Name: São Sebastião Light (São Tomé)   Map it!

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Also known as: Farol de São Sebastião

Nearest Town or City:
São Tomé, , Sao Tome and Principe

Location: On São Sebastião fortress, São Tomé Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
São Tomé e Príncipe Ajudas à Navegação Marítima


This lighthouse was refurbished in 1994 under a technical and military cooperation agreement with Portugal. The fort where the lighthouse is located, the Fortaleza de São Sebastião, is the national museum for São Tomé and Principe.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 43

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles (red sector: 9 miles).

Description of Tower: White conical tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1866

Date Present Tower Built: 1928

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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