"The "Les Éclaireurs" Headlight" Ushuaia Off The Beaten Path Tip by toonsarah

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  The "Les Éclaireurs" Headlight
by toonsarah
 
 

This is one of the sights of Ushuaia, and is located on one of the many promontories that jut out into the Beagle Channel. It forms the furthermost destination of most of the boat trips that take tourists on an exploration of the Channel. The tower is painted in red and white stripes, is 11 meters tall, and is equipped with a solar energy based lighting device.

This lighthouse is claimed by Argentina to be the most southerly in the world, though Chile has one about which a similar claim is made. I don’t know which is the real “southernmost lighthouse”, nor do I care especially – perhaps they are level with each other :)

It is apparently also, though mistakenly, called the Headlight of the End of the World, the name that Julius Verne used for the San Juan de Salvamento headlight, at Isla de los Estados. Maybe that is a mistake, but the name describes it very well as it certainly has to be one of the most remote spots for a lighthouse.

Photo taken by Chris

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2007
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