Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
There was a light maintained by monks at this location as early as 1515. This is one of the few lighthouses in the world with a hyper-radial (or hyper-radiant) lens, which is 13 feet high and 4 feet in diameter.
Tower Height: 92
Height of Focal Plane: 282
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 32 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White cylindrical tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1500s
Date Present Tower Built: 1846
Date Automated: 1982
Optics: 1906: Hyper-radial (hyper-radiant) lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
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