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Cape Vilan (Galician: Cabo VilÃ¡n) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain, located in Costa da Morte (cost of death), specifically close the village of CamariÃ±as. The place was declared of National Interest in 1933 and today is a Natural Monument. However, near the cape was installed a wind farm and a fish farm breeding turbot.
The lighthouse of Cape Vilan indicates one of the most dangerous sections of Costa da Morte, but also one of the most beautiful. Erected 125 meters altitude and attached to the old building of the lighthouse keepers, it has a powerful light cannon that can reach 55 km. It is the oldest electric lighthouse in Spain.
In 1890, the English ship Serpent, which sailed to the Sierra Leone, sank near the cape because of a storm, perishing 173 men thar were buried in the English Cemetery (Cemiterio dos Ingleses), a short distance out Cape Vilan. (5 years and 1446 days ago)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, at 208 ft., is the tallest lighthouse in the United States. In 1999, due to extensive shore erosion, the lighthouse was moved 2870 ft. inland to protect it from being washed away at sea.
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