Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

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Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

Madeira, Portugal

 Ponta do Pargo1922. Active; focal plane 312 m (1024 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 14 m (46 ft) square masonry tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a U-shaped 1-story keeper’s complex. 2nd order Fresnel lens. Building painted white with black trim; lantern painted red. A photo appears at the top of this page, Seger and Trabas have an excellent photo, H.H. Schueller has posted a good closeup photo, Wikimedia has several good photos, and Google has a fine satellite view. This is Madeira’s best-known lighthouse by far, and also one of the highest lighthouses in the world. It commands a spectacular view westward over the Atlantic. Located on the western tip of the island; accessible by road. Site open, lighthouse open on Wednesday afternoons. ARLHS MAD-005; PT-656; Admiralty D2752; NGA 23712. – Lighthouse Directory

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karimar
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 04:53:38

    Hi Cynthia,

    This lighthouse is the Lighthouse of Madeira (Portugal).

    Karin (Karimar)


  2. Karimar
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 05:09:08

    additional info: Lighthouse is called:
    The Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (Madeira)


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