Capo d'Orso Lighthouse

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Location
40°37'59"N
014°40'50"E
Country
 Italy
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Capo d'Orso Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo d'Orso) is an active lighthouse located on the steep Amalfitan Coast in the municipality of Maiori, Campania on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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The first lighthouse was established in 1862 while the current was built in 1882; it consists of a 2-storey red with white trim keeper's house and a white lantern mounted on a construction, 5 feet (1.5 m) high, on the seaside front. The lantern is positioned at 66 metres (217 ft) above sea level and emits three white flashes in a 15 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and is operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2628 E.F.
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