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Isola delle Correnti Lighthouse

Isola delle Correnti Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Isola delle Correnti) is an active lighthouse located on an islet, 277 metres (909 ft) long and 152 metres (499 ft) wide, connected to mainland by a rocky isthmus on the southernmost tip of Sicily in the municipality of Portopalo di Capo Passero on the Malta Channel.

Isola delle Correnti
Isola delle Correnti - Sicily.jpg
Isola delle Correnti Lighthouse
Isola delle Correnti is located in Sicily
Isola delle Correnti
Isola delle Correnti
Sicily
Isola delle Correnti is located in Italy
Isola delle Correnti
Isola delle Correnti
Isola delle Correnti (Italy)
LocationIsola delle Correnti
Portopalo di Capo Passero
Sicily
Italy
Coordinates36°38′42″N 15°04′39″E / 36.645061°N 15.077489°E / 36.645061; 15.077489Coordinates: 36°38′42″N 15°04′39″E / 36.645061°N 15.077489°E / 36.645061; 15.077489
Year first constructed1865
Year first lit2000s.
Deactivated2000s. (first)
Foundationconcrete base (current)
Constructionfibreglass tower (current)
stone tower (first)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and light (current)
octagonal tower with balcony and lantern attached to a 1-storey keeper's house (first)
Markings / patternwhite tower and balcony (current)
white tower and lantern, grey metallic lantern dome (first)
Tower height11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height16 metres (52 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Range11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 4s.
Fog signalno
Admiralty numberE1886
NGA number10212
ARLHS numberITA-059
Italy number2926 E.F.
Managing agentMarina Militare[1][2]

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DescriptionEdit

The lighthouse, built in 1865 by Genio civile, consists of a stone octagonal tower, 11 metres (36 ft) high, with balcony and lantern attached to the seaward side of a 1-storey building that was originally a fortification. When the Marina Militare automated the lighthouse, the keeper's house was abandoned and went in ruin, so in the 2000s. a new fibreglass tower was set up in front of the old. The light is positioned at 16 metres (52 ft) above sea level and emits one white flash in a 4 seconds period visible up to a distance of 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2926 E.F.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lighthouses of Italy: Eastern Sicily". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Isola delle Correnti". Marina Militare. Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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