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Portman Lighthouse. Punta de La Chapa
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Album name:Socaire / South and east coasts of Spain
Rating (2 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1865
Height of the tower, m:8 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:49
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Occulting, period 4s, L 2.5 oc 1, white
Range, nm:13 nm
Coordinates (in any format):37.57918°N 0.84208°W
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Date added:Feb 10, 2013
DateTime Original:2011:02:20 14:21:55
Keywords:Mediterranean Sea ; Spain ; Murcia ; Cartagena
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Socaire   [Dec 07, 2017 at 08:33 AM]
Located in Punta Chapa, Portman's lighthouse was inaugurated in 1865, giving an appearance of fixed white light that was achieved with an optical apparatus of 5th order and an olive oil lamp, which was replaced in 1883 by one that could consume both paraffin and oil. In 1917 he was given the appearance of occultation, so in 1928 a set of rotating screens on the outside of the optics and a new lantern came into service.
In 1972 the building was demolished, except for the tower, due to the state of ruin, placing another in the same location but adding one more body and leaving the old tower in the center of the building. In 1977 the luminous equipment and the optics were modified, being renewed again in 1996 by another of greater reliability. In 1998, he joined the Remote Signal Monitoring System of Maritime Signals.

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