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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Visit the islet of Cal - Porto Santo

The Cal Islet is located southwest of the island of Porto Santo and which is distant less than 400 m. It is also known locally by islet Down, and is the largest island of Porto Santo, measuring just over 1 km ². The whole island is marked by steep cliffs and jagged, measuring the highest point 178 m.
The island is home to Cal's an important witness to the history and culture of Porto Santo, the extraction of lime mines currently disabled. The extraction of this precious ore, was marked by several accidents, among which the most tragic of all, killed sixteen men, who were buried inside a mine as a result of a landslide of rocks.

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