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ARECIBO LIGHT (FARO DE ARECIBO)

State: PUERTO RICO
Location: PORT ARECIBO ENTRANCE / NORTH SHORE
Nearest City: ARECIBO
County: ARECIBO
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1898



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1898
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: HEXAGONAL ATT. TO RECTANGUALAR BLDG
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 46
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1898
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 120
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: NEO-CLASSICAL
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: WIND ELECTRIC PLANT

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / CITY PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD / MUNICIPALITY OF ARECIBO

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77001546
Name of Listing: FARO DE ARECIBO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, PR-13

Miscellaneous:
CITY OF ARECIBO PLANS TO RESTORE MISSING LANTERN AND USE QUARTERS FOR CITY OFFICES



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