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Name: Punta Gualpén Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Conceptión, , Chile

Location: Mouth of the Río Biobío, central Chilean coast.

Managing Organization:
Chilean Maritime Signaling Service


This lighthouse is on an outcropping separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, reached by a series of staircases and a footbridge.  

Tower Height: 17

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical fiberglass tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keepers' house.

Earlier Towers?
1914: Cast iron tower with focal plane of 108 feet

Date Established: 1914

Date Present Tower Built: 1984

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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