The cape's lighthouse
Construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1772, and the structure rises 144 meters in height above the cape.
The cape is a popular tourist attraction, and the site features a monument with a crucifix bearing an inscription Portuguese:
Here, where the land ends and the sea begins...(Luis de Camões)
Originally built in 1797 and reconstructed in 1857, Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is the oldest, highest, and most important lighthouse on Cape Cod. The first light was from whale oil, then lard oil, then kerosene, then electricity in 1932. Automated since 1986, it is still a functioning U.S. Coast Guard light. Locally it is known as Highland Light yet on maritime charts it is officially named C...
Deal island use to host the Australia's highest lighthouse at the elevation of 305 metres, unfortunately it is starting to deteriorate as no maintenance has been carried out since it was abandoned in 1992.
The Montauk Lighthouse on Long Island, NY is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. Commissioned by George Washington and erected in 1796, it stands at the easternmonst extent of New York State.
ape St. Vincent (Portuguese: Cabo de São Vicente), next to the Sagres Point,is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve, southern Portugal.
The present lighthouse was built over the ruins of a sixteenth-century Franciscan convent in 1846. The statues of St. Vincent and St. Francis Xavier had been moved to the nearby church of Nossa Senhora da Graça on Point Sagres. ...
Two of the Four members of the Cape I Class of Roll-on/Roll-off Cargo Ships, these vessels were originally built for the commercial trade, but were turned over to the Maritime Administration upon their completion named USNS Mercury & USNS Jupiter in 1977 for operation by the Military Sealift Command. Both ships served under these names from 1977 to 1993 and were activated during the First G...
The actual Cape of Good Hope, the southwesternmost point of Africa, is this rocky outcrop, not the spectacular landtip a few hundred meters to the east with the lighthouse (but the latter is far more worth seeing...)
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