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Name: Ilha Rasa Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rio de Janeiro, , Brazil

Location: On island near Ipanema Beach, Baia de Guanabara, southeastern Brazil.

Managing Organization:
Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navigação

This is still a staffed light station (as of spring 2005). The island is a navy base and is closed to the public.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 331

Characteristic and Range: Al.Fl.W.W.R., period 15s, range 51 nm (W), 45 nm (R)

Description of Tower: White (with brown trim) cylindrical stone tower on three-story keepers' quarters.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1829

Date Present Tower Built: 1829

Optics: First order Fresnel lens (from 1883).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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