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Faro de Punta de Arinaga - Arinaga, Gran Canaria, España
N 27° 51.845 W 015° 23.079
28R E 462132 N 3082205
Quick Description: Active lighthouse on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the Canary islands.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 1/22/2019 1:13:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMZY4Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
The Punta de Arinaga lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta de Arinaga) is an active lighthouse on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the Canary islands. The current lighthouse tower is the third to be constructed on the rocky headland of Punta Arinaga, near the town of the same name in the municipality of Agüimes.
The first lighthouse was completed in 1897, as part of the first maritime lighting plan for the Canaries, built in a similar style to other Canarian 19th century lights, it consists of a white washed single storey building, with dark volcanic rock used for the masonry detailing. The light was shown from a lantern room at the top of a six metre high masonry tower, attached to the seaward side of the house, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It remained in service until it was replaced in the 1960s by a new taller tower, which was connected to the side of the original station. Photographs show that this second tower was removed in the recent refurbishment and renovation of the original building.
The third lighthouse which was also built nearby, first entered service in 1984. This active light consists of a 14m high cylinder-shaped tower, which supports twin galleries and the lantern. The tower is predominantly white, but with three red bands. The lantern emits both red and white light, varying with direction, at a focal height of 47m above sea level. The white light can be seen for 12 nautical miles and the red for nine. Its light characteristic is made up of three flashes every ten seconds.
The lighthouse is not connected to the electricity grid, but instead is powered by six solar panels charging a set of batteries. The 2.25m lantern is equipped with a 100w halogen lamp, producing the red and white and light.
Maintained by the Port authority of Las Palmas, it is registered under the international Admiralty number D2812 and has the NGA identifier of 113-24008.

Markings / pattern: tower with red and white bands, white balcony, glass lantern dome (current)
Tower height: 14 metres (46 ft) (current)
Focal height: 47 metres (154 ft) (current)
Light source: mains power
Range: 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic: Fl (3) WR 10s.
Admiralty number: D2812
NGA number: 24008
ARLHS number: CAI-024
Spain number: ES-12510

Source: Wikipedia
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

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