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Name: Isla Magdalena Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tres Puentes, , Chile

Location: Island in Strait of Magellan, southern Chile.

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Photo: Carl A. Nelson

Managing Organization:
Los Ping├╝inos National Monument


Tower Height: 44

Height of Focal Plane: 161

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

Description of Tower: White round concrete tower, red band.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
One-story dwelling, now visitors center.

Date Established: 1902

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes (visitors' center).

In the former keepers' dwelling there is an Environmental Interpretation Center with exhibits on the history of the navigation in the Strait of Magellan, the colonization of the region and its wildlife. It is open from December to February. Boats leave from Tres Puentes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The schedule is available in Tres Puentes.


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