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Name: Vale Formoso Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Capelo, , Portugal

Location: Southwest side of Faial Island, Azores.

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

This lighthouse was built to replace the Capelinhos Lighthouse, located a few miles to the northwest, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1957.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 374

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White truncated conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: Late 1950s?

Date Present Tower Built: Late 1950s?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only (?)


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