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Name: Ponta de Castelhanos Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Abraão, , Brazil

Location: East end of Ilha Grande, about 75 miles west of Rio de Janeiro, southern Brazil.

Managing Organization:
Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navigacão

This is still a staffed light station (as of spring 2005). Tours of the lighthouse may be available from the keeper.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 397

Characteristic and Range: White light, on 6 seconds, then two flashes during the next 4 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal masonry tower on one-story keeper's quarters; red roofs.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1901

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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