Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse
This coastal lighthouse came into operation on July 1, 1913…

Kayak Ponta da Piedade
Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

This coastal lighthouse came into operation on July 1, 1913, consisting of a square section tower, made of masonry, with masonry wedges, with east and west sides attached to a single floor, which constituted the lighthouse keepers’ dwellings.

Inside, in the center, it has a metallic spiral staircase to access the lantern. The tower was 9 meters high and the lighting device was of the 4th order, rotating, showing groups of five white flashes every ten seconds. Initially, he had an oil lamp for a light source. In May 1952 it would be electrified, having a luminous range of 15 miles, later increased to 18 miles. In 1956, a new electric incandescent appliance with automatic passage of acetylene gas was purchased.

Currently, it works exclusively on electricity, being automated. With the characteristic light of simple white lightning and a period of 7 seconds, it has a luminous range of 20 miles.

This is one of the crossing points on our Kayak Tour.

Kayak Ponta da Piedade
Lagos Adventure – Kayak Ponta da Piedade – Lagos – Portugal

Credits: Câmara Municipal de Lagos

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