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PORT SAN JUAN (EL MORRO) LIGHT

State: PUERTO RICO
Location: ON EL MORRO / SAN JUAN HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: SAN JUAN
County: SAN JUAN
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1846


Port San Juan (El Morro) Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1908
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1962
  • Foundation Materials: FORT
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/MASONRY
  • Markings/Patterns: GRAY "MOORISH REVIVAL"
  • Shape: SQUARE TOWER ON CASTLE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1908
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1908
  • Height of Focal Plane: 118
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1846
  • Description: OCTAGONAL IRON TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: DETERIORATED
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO

Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #81000693
Name of Listing: FARO DE MORRO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, PR-23

Miscellaneous:
UNDER RESTORATION BY NPS IN 1991



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