Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
The Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) are made up of three rocky islets of volcanic origin (Chão, Bugio and Deserta Grande), located about 22 nautical miles from Funchal. They are part of the Madeira Nature Park.
Tower Height: 46
Height of Focal Plane: 367
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 13 miles.
Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower on square equipment room.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1959
Date Present Tower Built: 1959
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.