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Faro Punta Brava Light (Punta Carretas Light)
Montevideo, Uruguay

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Date Established: 1876
Date Present Tower Built: 1876
Height of Tower: 63 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 69 ft.


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Open to Public?: Grounds only

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Faro Punta Brava (also known as Punta Carretas) stands on a sandy point of land east of downtown Montevideo and is the furthest southern point of Uruguay. The tower is unpainted stone around which the stuccoed keeper's quarters is wrapped in a rather unusual manner. The bottom of the tower also has a rather unusual but esthetically pleasing shape.

The lantern room is white with vertical red stripes. The tower is still an active aid to navigation.

Submitted by: lighthousephoto Date posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 Views: 2869