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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Castillo de San Sebastián, Cadiz, Spain

This light which is situated in the fortress Castillo de San Sebastián at the south end of the Bay of Cadiz is an impressive 121' skeletal tower. It dates to 1913 however it is believed that there was a station here as early as the late 1700's. The fortress is joined to the city by a long  easily walkable jetty. Unfortunately when I visited in April 2013 and photographed the light, the fortress was closed to the public, "undergoing renovations". A previous light (circa 1855) on the site was a 128' stone tower that was demolished by the Spanish at the time of the Spanish American War.

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