Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse

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Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse
Galicia, Spain

 Cabo Silleiro (2)1924 (station established 1862). Active; focal plane 85 m (279 ft); three white flashes in a 2+1 pattern every 15 s. 30 m (98 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a large 2-story keeper’s complex. Tower painted with red and white horizontal bands; lantern is red; keeper’s house painted white with unpainted gray stone trim. A photo is at right, a finecloseup is available, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Klaus Huelse has a historic postcard image of the 1866 lighthouse. Cabo Silleiro is a very prominent headland at the southern entrance to the Ría de Vigo, and the lighthouse here is important as a landfall light for Vigo and all the ports of Galicia. Located just above the PO-552 coastal highway about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Baiona. Site open, tower closed. Operator: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo. ARLHS SPA-047; ES-05280; Admiralty D1916; NGA 3052. -The Lighthouse Directory

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