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Cabo de Palos Lighthouse
E0136.8 / 23800; ARLHS SPA-019

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Album name:Socaire / South and east coasts of Spain
Rating (1 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:42 m Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:81 m
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Group flashing (2), period 10s, (fl0,3 ; ec2,2 ; fl0,3 ; ec7,2), white
Range, nm:23 nm
Any other comments:DGPS to 130 m al 350°. Siren Mo(P) 40s
Coordinates (in any format):37.63468°N 0.69028°W
Displayed:105 times
Date added:Feb 19, 2013
DateTime Original:2011:02:20 08:00:54
Keywords:Mediterranean Sea ; Spain ; Murcia ; Cartagena
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Socaire   [Nov 28, 2017 at 09:54 AM]
Initially destined to the Hormigas Islands, three miles from the end of the cape, economic and constructive reasons placed it where there was a large watchtower that was demolished and whose materials were used to build the new tower. However, its high cost motivated that they were not built. In 1862 the definitive project was approved, which entered service in 1865. Equipped with a rotating optical device, an olive oil lamp and an appearance of light of occultations every minute, it reached 23 miles. In 1882 he began to use paraffin, later another of wicks was used and in 1919 an installation of incandescence by petroleum vapor was inaugurated. In 1925 a new optical system came into service, with an appearance of fixed white light varied by flashes of the same color every 15", with the same scope. In 1960 it was electrified, and in 1971 began the work of replacing the flashlight, optics and appliances, by the current ones, achieving the appearance of groups of 2 flashes and a nominal range of 23 miles.

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