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Name: Berlenga Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Farol da Berlenga

Nearest Town or City:
Peniche, , Portugal

Location: West side of Berlenga Island, about 7 miles from Peniche peninsula.

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Photo: Glenn Brown

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

Tower Height: 95

Height of Focal Plane: 397

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square stone tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1842

Date Present Tower Built: 1842

Date Automated: 1985

Optics: 1897: Hyper-radial (hyper-radiant) lens. 1985: 400mm optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Boat transportation to Berlenga Island departs from Peniche, about 57 miles north of Lisbon.

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