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Andalusia / Torre del Mar lighthouse (1)

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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 new tower was built near the ocean beach as a stopgap measure.

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Album name:mitko / South and east coasts of Spain
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since 1969
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1930
Height of the tower, m:10
Coordinates (in any format):Latitude : 36.736359 Longitude : -4.096797
Displayed:36 times
Date added:Oct 29, 2018
DateTime Original:2018:09:19 19:10:36
Keywords:Torre del Mar ; Spain ; Andalusia ; Mediterranean sea
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