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Name: Isla Guafo Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Quellon, , Chile

Location: Entrance to Golfo Corcovado.

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Photo: Adam and Cheryl Zaricki
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Managing Organization:
Chilean Maritime Signaling Service


As of late 2003, this station is staffed by four "marinos" from the Chilean Navy, who spend four months there before being replaced by a new crew. The current uses of the station include monitoring of marine traffic and providing assistance to vessels passing by.

Tower Height: 26

Height of Focal Plane: 472

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White round fiberglass tower, two-story dwelling.

This light is operational

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Although the station is not officially open to the public, word is that the staff would welcome anyone who came to visit them at this very difficult-to-reach island.


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