Brazilian Navy/Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navigação
Tower Height: 98
Height of Focal Plane: 125
Characteristic and Range: White light, 2 seconds on, 8 seconds off.
Description of Tower: Cylindrical concrete tower with black and white bands.
This light is operational
1885: Red hexagonal tower, focal plane 78 feet.
Date Established: 1885
Date Present Tower Built: c. 1940s?
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
red hexagonal tower, with a focal plane height of 78 feet originally, then 85 feet (1920 list). The 1932 list describes the light only as an "Iron tower" with a focal plane height of 111 feet. The 1945 description appears to match the current tower, except the focal plane height given at the time was 119 ft. Russ: Please note that the title link for this light leads to a photo of Preguiças.