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Andalusia / Torre del Mar lighthouses
New: ARLHS SPA-277; ES-21780; Admiralty E0072

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High - new
Low - old, built 1969 Inactive since 1974, ~10m high tower
According to Russ Rowlett:
The original lighthouse, built at the mouth of the Río Vélez, collapsed in 1880 due to beach erosion both by the ocean and the river. It was replaced by a "temporary" wood tower, which served until an 11 m (36 ft) masonry replacement tower was finally built in 1930. By the late 1960s, rapid beachfront development had rendered that lighthouse useless, so this tower was built near the ocean beach as a stopgap measure.

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Album name:mitko / South and east coasts of Spain
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1974
Height of the tower, m:28 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:30
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Composite group flashing, period 10s, 2+1 flashes, flash 1s, eclipse 3s, white
Range, nm:13 nm
Coordinates (in any format):36 44.1316 N 4 5.7642 W
Displayed:21 times
Date added:Oct 29, 2018
DateTime Original:2018:09:19 19:12:32
Keywords:Torre del Mar ; Spain ; Andalusia ; Mediterranean sea
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