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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)
Location Isola delle Correnti
Portopalo di Capo Passero
Sicily
Italy
Coordinates 36°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 constructed 1865
Year first lit 2000s.
Deactivated 2000s. (first)
Foundation concrete base (current)
Construction fibreglass tower (current)
stone tower (first)
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and light (current)
octagonal tower with balcony and lantern attached to a 1-storey keeper's house (first)
Markings / pattern white tower and balcony (current)
white tower and lantern, grey metallic lantern dome (first)
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 16 metres (52 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 4s.
Fog signal no
Admiralty number E1886
NGA number 10212
ARLHS number ITA-059
Italy number 2926 E.F.
Managing agent Marina 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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