Punta Brava Lighthouse

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Punta Brava Lighthouse
Punta Carretas
Faro Punta Brava, Montevideo.jpg
Punta Brava Lighthouse
Punta Brava Lighthouse is located in Uruguay
Punta Brava Lighthouse
Uruguay
Location Punta Brava
Montevideo
Uruguay
Coordinates 34°56′07″S 56°09′38″W / 34.935311°S 56.160579°W / -34.935311; -56.160579Coordinates: 34°56′07″S 56°09′38″W / 34.935311°S 56.160579°W / -34.935311; -56.160579
Year first constructed 1876
Automated 1962
Construction brick tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern atop keeper’s house
Markings / pattern unpainted tower, white lantern with red vertical stripes
Height 19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height 21 metres (69 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Fl WR 5s.
Admiralty number G0700
NGA number 19124
ARLHS number URU-012
Uruguay number UY-151[1]

Punta Brava Lighthouse (Faro de Punta Brava), also known as Punta Carretas Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was erected in 1876. The lighthouse has a height of 21 metres and its light reaches 15 miles away, with a flash every ten seconds.[2] In 1962, the lighthouse became electric. The lighthouse is important for guiding boats into the Banco Inglés, Buceo Port or the entrance of the Santa Lucía River, west of Montevideo city.

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  1. ^ Punta Brava The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 6 July 2016
  2. ^ "Our Neighborhood" (PDF). Hotel Caladivolpe. Retrieved 19 November 2010.