On the weekend from 15th through 17th Febr. 2019, Hams will get a chance to work a couple of lighthouses located in the Chilean Tierra del Fuego Province, Magallanes Region. They are listed on the WAP-LH Directory and so far brand new-ones .
Pontón Muñoz Gamero Lighthouse ARLHS CHI-NEW WAP CHL-LH New
Faro Pontón Muñoz Gamerois a light house located at Punta del Rio, at the Punta Arenas Bay at 53° 10′ 33” South, 70° 55′ 6” West .
The “Muñoz Gamero” (former “County of Peebles”) was a large four-masted boat launched in Scotland in 1875. It was acquired by Chile in 1898 along with two other sailboats. After his active life, he started operating in 1966 as a pontoon reservoir in Bahía Muñoz Gamero and finally ended his days as a breakwater in Punta Arenas in 1975. It is the boat that made a hall for public relations of the Navy.
A full-day walk around the center of Punta Arenas includes 26 locations that connect the city’s rich heritage with memories of expeditions to Antarctica since the end of the 19th century. One of this place to visit, is the one on which, a lighthouse seems to be mounted is the shipwreck of the “Muñoz Gamero” Unfortunately, we have not been able to find any other more detailed information, sorry about that!
The site will be activated by CE8RPA
FARO BAHIA PORVENIR, ARLHS CHI-034 , WAP CHL-LH New
Built in 1928 at 53° 18′ 56” South, 70° 27′ 26” West the lighthouse Bahía Porvenir is a lighthouse located in Tierra del Fuego on Porvenir Bay on the Chilean Tierra del Fuego
Positioned at the entrance to the bay of the same name, it mainly guides the ferries that make the connection between Porvenir and Punta Arenas as well as fishing boats.
Bahía Porvenir LH will be activated by CE8RJN
Being located on the Chilean Antarctic territories, both lighthouses will also qualify for WAP-WADA CHL-13