Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, August 14-20, 2016: Cabo Mayor, Spain

Do you know where Santander, Spain is?

If not, don't feel too bad about it.  Neither did I.

Here's a map:

Well, as you might have guessed already, Santander is the location of this week's Lighthouse of the Week, which is called the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse.

It is apparently a well-known landmark, according to this page:  The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse

Here's an excerpt of the pertinent facts from the amazing Lighthouse Directory:
"1839. Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 30 m (98 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery rising from the center of a circular 1-story stone keeper's house; an additional 1-story house is attached. Lighthouse is unpainted stone; gallery painted white; lantern dome is gray metallic. Fog horn (two 3.5 s blasts every 40 s)."

Here are three pictures of the Cabo Mayor lighthouse.  The last could be printed as a poster, suitable for framing, from here.

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