Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço

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Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço
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The lighthouse seen from the north-west
Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço is located in Madeira
Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço
Portugal Madeira
Location São Lourenço Islet
Madeira
Portugal
Coordinates 32°43′47.77″N 16°39′25.14″W / 32.7299361°N 16.6569833°W / 32.7299361; -16.6569833Coordinates: 32°43′47.77″N 16°39′25.14″W / 32.7299361°N 16.6569833°W / 32.7299361; -16.6569833
Year first constructed 1870
Construction stone tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern rising from one-story keeper's house
Markings / pattern unpainted dark and light stone tower, red lantern
Height 10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height 103 metres (338 ft)
Current lens 400 mm acrylic lens
Light source mains power
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number D2726
NGA number 23740
ARLHS number MAD-004[1]

The Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço is a lighthouse located on the islet of São Lourenço, marking the extreme east of Madeira island, Portugal.

The lighthouse was built in 1870 on top of a small extinct volcano and has a focal point of 103 metres. It is the oldest lighthouse in Madeira.[2]

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  1. ^ São Lourenço The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 17, 2016
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. Lighthouses of Portugal: Madeira. The Lighthouse Directory.