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Portuguese Lighthouses

Posted by Margaret Resendes Peek on

Being a coastal nation comes with the privilege of having stunning borders where land meets the sea. Between Portugal’s mainland, the Açores islands, and Madeira, there are approximately 1,160 miles of beautiful coastline. The many benefits of an extensive coastline come with the vital role of keeping seafarers safe. Thus, it is that the Portuguese have always been faithful keepers of the light with numerous lighthouses. The Portuguese word for a lighthouse is farol, and a small light beacon is often called a farolim. A lighthouse’s merit is undeniable as it functions to keep mariners safe, and for many, it holds an emotional...

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