Cape San Antonio, Cuba

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This article is about a cape in Cuba. For capes of the same name in other countries, see Cape San Antonio. For the Argentine Navy tank landing ship, see ARA Cabo San Antonio (Q-42).
Capo San Antonio Lighthouse
Cape San Antonio, Cuba is located in Cuba
Cape San Antonio, Cuba
Location Capo San Antonio
Guanahacabibes Peninsula
Cuba
Coordinates 21°52′02.5″N 84°57′04.5″W / 21.867361°N 84.951250°W / 21.867361; -84.951250
Year first constructed 1850
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern
Height 23 metres (75 ft)
Focal height 31 metres (102 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number J4820
NGA number 12436
ARLHS number CUB-017
Cuba number CU-0001[1][2]
1837 map of western Cuba, showing Capo San Antonio

Cape San Antonio (Spanish: Cabo San Antonio), is a cape which forms the western extremity of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and the western extremity of Cuba. It extends into the Yucatán Channel,[3] and is part of the municipality of Sandino, in Pinar del Río Province. According to the International Hydrographic Organization, it marks the division point between the Caribbean Sea to the south and Gulf of Mexico to the north.[4]

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  1. ^ Cuba The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 7 September 2016
  2. ^ List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals Atlantic Coast. Retrieved 7 September 2016
  3. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 1037. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster Incorporated, 1997.
  4. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas" (PDF). Special Publication No. 23, 3rd Edition. Monaco: International Hydrographic Bureau. 1953. 

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Coordinates: 21°51′51″N 84°55′14″W / 21.864048°N 84.920425°W / 21.864048; -84.920425