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MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT (ISLA CAJA DE MUERTOS)

State: PUERTO RICO
Location: SE OF PONCE ON MUERTOS ISLAND
Nearest City: PONCE
County: PONCE
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1887



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1887
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1945
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: GRAY W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 63
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1887
  • Present Optic: 500 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1945
  • Height of Focal Plane: 297
  • 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: 1887
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: NEO-CLASSICAL
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #81000690
Name of Listing: FARO DE LA ISLA CAJA DE MUERTOS
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, PR-17

Miscellaneous:




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