Maspalomas lighthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Losdelrio Team
N 27° 44.115 W 015° 35.935
28R E 440969 N 3068018
Quick Description: Gray Conic-trunk tower, white lantern. It is located in the most southern part of the island of Gran Canaria.
Location: Spain
Date Posted: 12/27/2006 9:19:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM12NB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 168

Long Description:
The beginnings of the history of this building arise as a result of the supply necessities of the increasing population that settled around the Puerto la Luz. The construction of this port, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accompanied of a lighthouse of first order constructed in the most southern end of the island, called Maspalomas, which it served as signal all the ships that sailed by there, lighthouse of unquestionable importance in navigation for being Great Canary the first island of the group that is in that direction. Then a supremacy occurred to the Archipelago that has been able to dispute neither Madeira nor Cabo Verde.
Rhythm: GpD(1+2) 13sec.

Range: 19 nautical miles.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Front Range Light

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