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Name: Ilha Maiau Light  

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Also known as: São João Light

Nearest Town or City:
São Luís, , Brazil

Location: About 15 miles off the coast, Maranhão, northern Brazil.

Managing Organization:
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

Earlier Towers?
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.


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