Punta Delgada, Chile

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Punta Delgada Lighthouse
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Punta Delgada Lighthouse
Punta Delgada Lighthouse is located in Chile
Punta Delgada Lighthouse
Punta Delgada Lighthouse
LocationPunta Delgada, Chile
Coordinates52°27′21″S 69°32′42″W / 52.455853°S 69.545002°W / -52.455853; -69.545002
Year first constructed1902
Constructionmetal tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern rising from 1-story signal station
Markings / patternwhite tower with two horizontal bands, white lantern and red dome
Tower height12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height21 metres (69 ft)
Light sourcemains power
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Admiralty numberG1414
NGA number111-2496
ARLHS numberCHI-015[1]

Punta Delgada is a small town in the far south of Chile, close to the border with Argentina, on the RN255 between Punta Arenas and Rio Gallegos. It is the principal settlement in San Gregorio commune in Magallanes Province.

Since 1921, there has been a Military Station in the town holding a full Infantry Battalion of the Chilean Army plus a small boat flotilla of the Chilean Navy along with Chilean Navy Signals/Communications HQ as well as a Navy SIGINT and Naval Intelligence forward base. Nearby is a ferry terminal at the Primera Angostura, from where the Pionero crosses the Strait of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego. Pali-Aike National Park lies 18 km north of the town.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southern Chile". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Graham, Melissa (2003). Rough Guide to Chile. p. 471. ISBN 1-84353-062-7.

Coordinates: 52°18′56″S 69°41′17″W / 52.3156176°S 69.6880108°W / -52.3156176; -69.6880108