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CAPE SAN JUAN LIGHT (CABO SAN JUAN)

State: PUERTO RICO
Location: CAPE SAN JUAN / NE OF SOROCCO
Nearest City: FAJARDO
County: SAN JUAN
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1880



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1880
  • Is the Light Operational?YES
  • Date Deactivated:N/A
  • Automated:1975
  • Foundation Materials:STONE
  • Construction Materials:STONE
  • Markings/Patterns:WHITE W/BLACK BAND AROUND BASE/BLK LANTN
  • Shape:CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures:ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:45
  • Original Optic:THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:1880
  • Present Optic:DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:260
  • 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:1880
  • Number of Stories:1
  • Architectural Style:NEO CLASSICAL
  • Construction Materials:STONE
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM/MARINE LAB

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO CONSERVATION TRUST OF PUERTO RICO

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #81000692
Name of Listing: FARO DE LAS CABEZAS DE SAN JUAN
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, PR-18

Miscellaneous:
QUARTERS TO BE USED AS A MARINE SCIENCE INTERPRETIVE CENTER



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