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Carcavelos, nr Cascais, Portugal

Lighthouse category:  beacon

Position:  38° 40.9´N : 9° 20.8´W

Status: active

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  39 feet

Construction: tapering metal post supporting lamp (no gallery)

Colour scheme: yellow

Focal plane height:  59 feet

Characteristics: isophase white and red, period 3 seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This is a typical "bus window" shot, hence the smudgy bits that were caused by rain on the window.  I'm not clear about the purpose of this particular light - it is a beacon, or a sector light located on the northern shore of the Tagus, a few miles og the east of Cascais.  The details give above are from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Publication 113 but little detail is to be found in any of the other common sources.  Alex Trabas has a photo on his site and, interestingly, has applied the name "Marconi" to this beacon although there is no evidence that it fulfills any electronic role.

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