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Name: Recife Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Recife, , Brazil

Location: Entrance to harbor of Recife.

Managing Organization:
Brazilian Navy/Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navigação

This light was deactivated for a time in 1931-32, but was reactivated in 1932 with a new lantern and lens. From 1938 to 1945, the light was displayed from the port captain's office; it was returned to the lighthouse in 1945.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 66

Characteristic and Range: Two flashes, one white and one red, every 12 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal castellated masonry tower on square concrete base; upper half white and lower half red.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1822

Date Present Tower Built: 1822

Date Deactivated: 1938-1945

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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