Punta Carena Lighthouse

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Punta Carena Lighthouse
Punta Carena Lighthouse.jpg
Punta Carena Lighthouse is located in Italy
Punta Carena Lighthouse
Coordinates 40°32′10″N 14°11′56″E / 40.53611°N 14.19889°E / 40.53611; 14.19889Coordinates: 40°32′10″N 14°11′56″E / 40.53611°N 14.19889°E / 40.53611; 14.19889
Year first constructed 1867
Year first lit 1867
Height 28 m (92 ft) octagonal masonry tower on a two-story house
Focal height 73 m
Current lens 1st order Fresnel lens
Range 25 nautical miles (about 46 km)
Characteristic white flash every 3 s
Admiralty number E1706
NGA number 9572
ARLHS number ITA-124

Punta Carena Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Punta Carena) is a lighthouse, located on the island of Capri on the head of the same name, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Anacapri. The lighthouse has been active since 1867; its construction began in 1862.

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Location of Punta Carena Lighthouse at the South-West tip of Capri

It consists of an octagonal brick tower with lantern and gallery, above a two-story building. The lighthouse was repainted recently and is now white with red vertical stripes, and the caretaker's house is red.

The lighthouse has a rotating view that emits flashes of white light every 3 seconds. The focal plane is located 73 meters above sea level. The lighthouse has a range of 25 nautical miles (about 46 km), and is therefore defined as an offshore lighthouse. It is a 28 m (92 ft) octagonal masonry tower on a two-story house.[1]

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