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Name: Palmeirinhas Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Benfica, , Angola

Location: About 28 miles south of Luanda; Luanda Province.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Tower Height: 125

Height of Focal Plane: 131

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4.5 seconds, visible for 21 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square steel skeletal tower.

It is not known at this time if this light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1889: Octagonal iron trellis framework tower, focal plane height of 66 feet. Late 1930s (?): White square framework tower on a concrete base.

Date Established: 1889

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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