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Name: San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Ushuaia , , Argentina

Location: Eastern end of Isla de los Estados, Patagonia, Austral Sea.

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Photo: Municipalidad de Ushuaia
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This lighthouse was nicknamed the "Lighthouse at the End of the World" after the novel written by Jules Verne (or possibly by his son Michel Verne). The remains of the lighthouse were moved to Ushuaia and a reconstruction of the lighthouse was finished at the museum in 1997. At the original site a reproduction of the lighthouse was created in 1998 by a society of French fans of Jules Verne who worked with the Argentine Navy. This reproduction is now an active aid to navigation.

Tower Height: 21

Height of Focal Plane: 238

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Octagonal wooden building with gray metal roof; light is shown through a window.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1884

Date Present Tower Built: 1998

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

See for information on the Ushuaia Maritime Museum.

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