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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rocas Contramaestra Peron, Beagle Channel, Chile

This light is located in the Beagle Channel in Chilean territory near the Argentinan border. (Admiralty G1330, NGA 111-2568). It is a short distance west of Ushuaia, Argentina. This photo was taken in March 2009. A big thank you to Russ Rowlett of the University of North Carolina for his assistance in identifying the light for me. His Lighthouse Directory ( ) is an excellent resource for lighthouse enthusiasts.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Punta Brava Light, Montevideo, Uruguay

This light, also known as Punta Carretas Light, is on the Rio de Plata (River Plate) east of the downtown area of Montevideo. It was built in 1876 and is well maintained and is open to the public for a small fee. Photos taken in March 2009.

Cape Pembrook Light, Falkland Islands

This light was built in 1855 but has been inactive since the Falkland Islands conflict in the 1980's. It sits on a barren headland at the entrance to the harbour at Stanley on East Falkland Island.

Cape Horn Lightstation, Cape Horn, Chilie

This light, Faro Cabo de Hornos, is the most southerly lighthouse in the world. Built on Horn Island at historic Cape Horn, it is manintained by the Chilean government. It was built in the early 1990's. The photo, unfortunately a distant view, was taken in March 2009.

Faro Les Eclaireurs, Ushuaia, Argentina

This light sits on Les Eclaireurs islet at the east entrance to the harbour at Ushuaia, Argentina along the Beagle Channel. Although it is claimed to the the lighthouse at the end of the world, it is not the most southerly lighthouse in the world. It is in a beautiful setting and the islet often has sea lions basking in the sun on the rocks beside it. The two photos, a closeup and a more distant view, were taken in March 2009.

Punta Duprat Light, Valparaiso, Chile

Photo taken in March 2009. This light is located on a breakwater in the harbour at Valparaiso, Chile. It is on a Chilean Naval base.

Punta Angeles Lighthouse, Valparaiso, Chile

This beautiful lighthouse is located on a bluff just south of the city of Valparaiso, Chile. The current light was established in 1908, however it is believed that there was a lightstation at this location in the late 1800's. Photos were taken in March 2009.

Montazah Palace Lighthouse, Alexandria, Egypt

This lighthouse, although not believed to be an official aid to navigation, is believed to have been built by King Farouk I on a small islet in front of his palace in Alexandria, Egypt (Montazah Palace). It appears that he tried to creat a small replica of the orignal Pharos Lighthouse. It is visible from the palace grounds and a nearby hotel and is adjacent to a yacht harbour. Photo was taken in May 2008.

Ras el-Tin Light, Alexandria, Egypt

Photo taken in May 2008. This lighthouse is located on an Egyptian Naval Base in the harbour at Alexandria, Egypt. It is also known as Ras el-Teen Light.