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Capo Sandalo Lighthouse

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Markings / pattern  unpainted tower
Light source  mains power
Opened  1864
Year first constructed  1864
Focal height  134 metres (440 ft)
Height  30 m
Automated  1994
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Location  San Pietro Island Sardinia Italy
Construction  stone tower and keeper's house
Tower shape  cylindrical tower on a two story keeper's house
Province  Province of Carbonia-Iglesias
Similar  Isola dei Cavoli, Cape Carbonara, Isla de Sant'Antioco, Capo Caccia Lighthouse, Capo Testa

The Capo Sandalo Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo Sandalo) is prominent lighthouse on the westernmost point of San Pietro Island marking the southwestern corner of Sardinia, Italy.

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Map of Faro Capo Sandalo, 09014 Carloforte CI, Italy

History

The original stone tower was built in 1864. It is an active aid to marine and aeronautical navigation. The focal plane is 134 m (440 ft) tall, perched on top of a cliff, and gives four white flashes every 20 seconds visible from 24 nautical miles (44 km). The tower itself is 30 m (98 ft) with lantern and gallery, attached to the front of a 2-story stone keeper's house. To this day, the lighthouse remains a beautiful structure of unpainted stone, with a gray metallic lantern dome. The lighthouse is now automated, and a keeper lived on premises until recently. Chart references: ARLHS SAR-018; Admiralty E1090; NGA 8432. French charts 7332. The lighthouse is connected by a well paved road to the main town of Carloforte on San Pietro Island.

References

Capo Sandalo Lighthouse Wikipedia


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