Capelinhos Lighthouse

Portugal - Azores Lighthouse Capelinhos Volcano

Capelinhos Lighthouse
on the Capelinhos Volcano in the Azores, Portugal

Capelinhos (Ponta dos Capelinhos)1903. Inactive since 1957. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 2-story keeper’s house. Lantern removed. Guillaume Baviere’s photo is at right, Ulrich Thumult has a photo, Jack Dodge has posted a good photo, Wikimedia has several additional photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. Built to mark the western tip of Faial, the lighthouse was swamped by volcanic ash in a volcanic eruption that began on 16 September 1957. The eruption began offshore and eventually extended the island westward about 1 km (0.6 m). The first floor of the building remains buried in ash. In 2005, the Azores government announced plans to develop a visitor center and museum at the abandoned light station. The replica lantern was installed early in 2006, and in August 2008 a modern visitor center opened in a new building near the lighthouse. The eruption area is protected as a regional natural monument. Located about 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of Capelo. Site open, visitor center open daily year around, tower open to guided tours. Site manager:Centro de Interpretação do Vulcão dos Capelinhos. ARLHS AZO-033. -The Lighthouse Directory

New Zealand - Cape Egmont Lighthouse from Germany

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: