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Name: Forte do Cavalo Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Sesimbra Light

Nearest Town or City:
Sesimbra, , Portugal

Location: Ponta do Cavalo, entrance to harbor of Sesimbra.

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

This lighthouse is within the Forte de São Teodósio da Ponta do Cavalo, built in the 1600s.

Tower Height: 23

Height of Focal Plane: 115

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 2 seconds off; range 14 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red cylindrical cast-iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1896

Date Present Tower Built: 1896

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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