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Name: Colonia del Sacramento Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Faro Colonia del Sacramento

Nearest Town or City:
Colonia, , Uruguay

Location: Río de la Plata, SW Uruguay.

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Photo: N. Marcinowski

Managing Organization:
Departamento de Ayudas a la Navegación


Tower Height: 88

Height of Focal Plane: 112

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 9 seconds; range 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White tower adjacent to ruins of Saint Francisco Convent, square lower portion and cylindrical upper portion.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1857

Date Present Tower Built: 1857

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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