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San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse

San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di San Vito Lo Capo) is an active lighthouse located in the municipality of San Vito Lo Capo on the western coast of Sicily at the end of the promontory, with the same name, between the Gulf of Macari and that of Castellammare.

San Vito Lo Capo
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San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse
San Vito Lo Capo is located in Sicily
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo
Sicily
San Vito Lo Capo is located in Italy
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo (Italy)
Location San Vito Lo Capo
Trapani
Sicily
Coordinates 38°11′18″N 12°44′00″E / 38.188444°N 12.733417°E / 38.188444; 12.733417Coordinates: 38°11′18″N 12°44′00″E / 38.188444°N 12.733417°E / 38.188444; 12.733417
Year first constructed 1859
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted tower, white lantern, grey metallic lantern dome
Height 38 metres (125 ft)
Focal height 45 metres (148 ft)
12.5 metres (41 ft)
Current lens Type OR 375
Light source mains power
Intensity 1,000 W
Range main: 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
reserve: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Iso R 4s.
Admiralty number E1986
NGA number 9988
ARLHS number ITA-155
Italy number 3170 E.F.
Managing agent Marina Militare[1][2]

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DescriptionEdit

The lighthouse was built in 1859 under the period of the House of Bourbon who reigned the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The lighthouse consists of a white cylindrical tower, 38 metres (125 ft) high, with balcony and lantern, attached to the front seaside 1-storey white masonry keeper's house. The lantern, painted in grey metallic, is positioned at 45 metres (148 ft) above sea level and emits one white flash in a 5 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi). Another light positioned at 12.5 metres (41 ft) emits a red flash on and off in a 4 seconds period. The lighthouse is completely automated and is operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2736 E.F. [2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lighthouses of Italy: Western Sicily". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "San Vito Lo Capo". Marina Militare. Retrieved March 4, 2018.

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