Fuencaliente (La Palma)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Losdelrio Team
N 28° 27.314 W 017° 50.594
28R E 221566 N 3150925
Quick Description: La Palma island placed in the archipelago of Canary Islands (Spain), has 4 lighthouses, one in each cardinal points. Fuencaliente lighthouse is in the South point in the municipality of Fuencaliente.
Location: Spain
Date Posted: 7/18/2006 9:22:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMHMV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 62

Long Description:
White cylindrical tower, red bands. It situated in the southern island point beside the old lighthouse without service, become Marine Reserve Interpretation Center. The near beach is called Two Lighthouses.
Rhythm: 1 s. light + 3 s. darkness + 1 s. light + 3 s. darkness + 1 s. light + 9 s. darkness = 18 sec.

Range: 14 nautical miles.

In the hermitage of San Miguel of Tazacorte the relics of the victims of the bloodiest one of the dramas happened in spanish coasts are conserved. June 5, 1570, into the galleon Santiago, you left from Portugal the father Ignacio Acevedo and 39 religious of the Company of Jesus with course to Brazil, by mandate of the general of the Jesuits Francisco Borgia. The ship did scale in Tazacorte and the passengers lodged in Melchor Monteverde home, that had been educated in Oporto with the father Acevedo. On the 13 the father Acevedo celebrated in the hermitage of Tazacorte and gave the communion to the 39 companions and other people that accompanied them. Subsequently they rose on board to be directed to Santa Cruz de la Palma in order to dischargeing merchandise. When they were to the height of Fuencaliente point, where today the lighthouse stay, very near the coast, they were attacked by five boats of Huguenots belonging to the fleet of the bloodthirsty pirate Jacques Sores. Rumeu de Armas tell that the captain of the galleon Santiago, seeing the good spirit of the missionaries and their generosity, asked to father Acevedo that them to permit to deliver them weapons to be defended of the assailants, but that this of the said that they only could be dedicated to attend the injured and dying, curing them or helping well to die. The certain thing is that Sisters seized the Santiago, while the father Acevedo encouraged the missionaries to die for the faith. And thus happened. The father Acevedo and all the missionaries were submitted to atrocious torments and past to knife, for finally to be thrown al sea. In San Miguel hermitage of Tazacorte the relics of these martyrs are conserved. This temple was founded few years after the conquest and dedicated al Archangel, in commemoration of to have arrived to that beach the conquerors a September 29.
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