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Escombreras Islet. Escombreras Lighthouse.
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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):Year of built : 1864
Height of the tower, m:8 m Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:65 m
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Flashing, period 5s, (fl0.2s, ec4.8s), white
Range, nm:17 nm
Coordinates (in any format):37.55913°N 0.96908°W
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Date added:Dec 21, 2017
DateTime Original:2016:07:17 08:27:20
Keywords:Mediterranean Sea ; Spain ; Murcia ; Cartagena ; Escombreras Islet
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Socaire   [Dec 21, 2017 at 08:16 AM]
The lighthouse of the islet of Escombreras was lit for the first time in 1864, endowed with a 6th order optical device and an oil lamp, giving a fixed red light appearance with a range of 4 miles. The tower, round, rises in the center of the building and had in its upper part, an octagonal lantern with a spherical dome. Inside it was the luminous equipment, formed by a spring piston lamp for olive oil that was replaced, in 1883, by one of paraffin or petroleum. In 1919 the luminous equipment of fixed light is changed, by another one of acetylene with flasher and solar valve, eliminating the fixed personnel of the installation. In 1974 it is reformed again installing a new system of acetylene incandescence and directional optics. The flashlight was also changed. It was electrified with solar panels in 1985, conserving the optics and replacing the lighting equipment and the turning mechanism.
Socaire   [Dec 21, 2017 at 08:17 AM]
In 1996, this signal is incorporated into the Remote Signal Monitoring System of Maritime Signals, which provides permanent control of the status of the different equipment that has the signal to aid navigation.

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