Monday, June 29, 2015

Lighthouse of the Week, June 28-July 4, 2015: Aveiro, Portugal

According to some Web sites, though unconfirmed, this candy-striper might be the second tallest in Europe.   Here's what UNC's site says, in part:

"1893. Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); four white flashes every 13 s; in addition a green flash every 4 s is displayed at 54 m (177 ft). 62 m (203 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from the center of a 2-story keeper's house. 3rd order Fresnel lens (1937). Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands; lantern painted red. This is the tallest Portuguese lighthouse. Standing directly on a barrier beach, it is exposed to Atlantic storms. A great storm in 1935 swept away the fog signal building, and sea walls have now been built to protect the lighthouse. The tower is unusual in having a elevator, installed in 1958, that rises through the middle of the spiral stairway. Located on the south side of the entrance to the Ria de Aveiro in Barra, the seaside neighborhood of Aveiro."

Four pictures below:  the last is by Sam Seyffert on Flickr.

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