Spain /Lighthouses 1
|Standort||Isla de Tenerife|
|Name||Puerto de la Cruz Breakwater Head|
|Standort||Isla de Tenerife|
|Name||Puerto de la Cruz Outer Breakwater Head|
The lighthouse was completed in 1990, as part of the maritime lighting plan that was drawn up in the 1980s, which stressed the need for new lights at a number of locations in the Canaries. These included the contemporary designed lights at Punta del Hidalgo and Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, Castilette on Gran Canaria, and Arenas Blancas and Punta Lava on La Palma.Considered to be a “remarkable design”, it consists of two concrete towers rising from a single base, the rearward one is square, with the seaward facing tower having a spiral staircase that is open to the elements. This stairwell leads to the top of the tower with an enclosed lantern room and galleries, at a height of 40.5m. With a focal height of 77m above sea level, the light can be seen for 20 nautical miles. Its light characteristic is made up of a pattern of four flashes of white light every eleven seconds.The lighthouse is maintained by the Port authority of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is registered under the international Admiralty number D2831.8 and has the NGA identifier of 113-23838.
28° 23′ 27.96″ N, 16° 50′ 11.4″ W taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenavista_Lighthouse
The Punta de Teno Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta de Teno) is an active lighthouse in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The current lighthouse was the second to be constructed on the narrow rocky headland of Punta de Teno, which is the most westerly point on the island. It is one of seven lighthouses which mark the coastline of Tenerife, and lies between the Punta Rasca lighthouse to the southeast, and the modern lighthouse of Buenavista to the northeast.
The 19th and 20th century towers of Punta de Teno
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 an eight 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 1970s by the new modern tower.
The new lighthouse,which was built adjacent to the original building first entered service in 1978. It consists of a 20m high cylinder-shaped tower, which is white with red bands, that supports twin galleries and a lantern with a white cupola. The design is similar to the new tower of Fuencaliente Lighthouse on La Palma.With a focal height of 60m above sea level, the light can be seen for 18 nautical miles. Its light characteristic is made up of a pattern of three flashes of white light every twenty seconds.The lighthouse is maintained by the Port authority of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is registered under the international Admiralty number D2832 and has the NGA identifier of 113-23840. spotted 19/12/2017
taken form https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punta_de_Teno_Lighthouse
In 2003, the disused structure was partially restored via a two-year programme of training in brick-laying and carpentry for unemployed youths. The aim was to convert the building into an academy for hotel staff, prior to final conversion into a museum and restaurant. These plans now seem to have been delayed or abandoned due to a lack of available investment.
The new lighthouse, which was built next to the original building first entered service in 1976. It consists of a 39m high cylinder-shaped tower, which is white with red bands, that supports twin galleries and a lantern with a black cupola. The design is the same, except fifteen metres higher, than the new tower of Fuencaliente Lighthouse on La Palma. With a focal height of 54m above sea level, the light can be seen for 17 nautical miles. Its light characteristic is made up of three flashes of white light every twenty seconds.