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Name: Punta Atalaya Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ciudad del Cármen, , Mexico

Location: West end of Isla del Cármen, on the east side of the west entrance to Laguna de Términos, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Tower Height: 66

Height of Focal Plane: 69

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes (with a red sector) every 12 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, truncated conical masonry tower with a red cupola; white dwelling attached.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only (?)


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