Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light

Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light
Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light
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Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light
Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light is located in Argentina
Location Monte Hermoso, Argentina
Coordinates 38°59′26.74″S 61°15′35.85″W / 38.9907611°S 61.2599583°W / -38.9907611; -61.2599583Coordinates: 38°59′26.74″S 61°15′35.85″W / 38.9907611°S 61.2599583°W / -38.9907611; -61.2599583
Year first constructed 1906
Construction cast iron
Tower shape octagonal pyramidal skeletal with central cylinder
Markings / pattern red and white horizontal bands
Height 220 feet (67 m)
Focal height 245 feet (75 m)[1]
Range 28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)
Characteristic white flash every 9s
Admiralty number G0986
NGA number 110-19540
ARLHS number ARG-009

Recalada a Bahía Blanca Light, also known as Monte Hermoso Light or simply Recalada Light (lit. landfall), is an active lighthouse in Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, marking the entrance to the Bahía Blanca. At a height of 220 feet (67 m) it is the eleventh tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere.[2]



The tower was prefabricated in France by the same company that built the Eiffel Tower.[3] It was first lit in 1 January 1906.[4]

In 1928 a Dalén light was installed. The light was replaced with an electric light 1974. An Automatic Identification System (AIS) beacon was installed on 1 January 2006.[4]


It consists of a central cylinder of iron, 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) in diameter and eight cast iron columns. There are a total of 331 steps.[4]


The light station is staffed and the tower is open to guided tours.[3]

See also

  • List of tallest lighthouses in the world


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