Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
The Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands), consisting of two groups of rocky islands, are located about halfway between Madeira Island and the Canary Islands; they form a protected bird sanctuary. The lighthouse on Selvagem Grande, formerly tended by two lightkeepers, is now automated.
Tower Height: 33
Height of Focal Plane: 535
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds, visible for 13 miles.
Description of Tower: Tower with red and white bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1977
Date Present Tower Built: 1977
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.