Lampione Lighthouse

Lampione Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Lampione) is an active lighthouse located on the western tip of the island of Lampione which makes part of the Pelagie Islands in the Channel of Sicily.

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Lampione Lighthouse
LocationLampione
Pelagie Islands
Sicily
Italy
Coordinates35°33′36″N 12°20′05″E / 35.560020°N 12.334685°E / 35.560020; 12.334685Coordinates: 35°33′36″N 12°20′05″E / 35.560020°N 12.334685°E / 35.560020; 12.334685
Tower
Constructed1935
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionstone building
Height6 metres (20 ft)
Shapelight atop a 1-storey equipment building
Markingsunpainted stone building
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorMarina Militare[1][2]
Light
Focal height40 metres (130 ft)
Range7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
Italy no.3064 E.F.

DescriptionEdit

The lighthouse, built in 1935 by Genio civile, consists of a small quadrangular 1-storey equipment building, 6 metres (20 ft) high, of unpainted stone with the light placed on the roof. The light is positioned at 40 metres (130 ft) above sea level and emits two white flashes in a 10 seconds period visible up to a distance of 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated, Tacconi was the last keeper,[3] powered by a solar unit and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 3064 E.F.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Western Sicily". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Isolotto Lampione". Marina Militare. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Il guardiano del faro racconta". Il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved April 22, 2018.

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