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Arecibo Lighthouse I

Arecibo Lighthouse I

Arecibo Lighthouse - Arecibo Puerto Rico

It is located 18º 29' North, 66º 41.9' West, on the North Coast ofPuerto Rico, 34 miles West of San Juan. This was the last lighthousebuilt by the Spanish government in 1898. The style of construction isneo-classical with a rectangular shape of 40'4" (12.30 mts) wide by84'2" (25.64 mts) long, and has attached a hexagonal tower covered by abronze dome with a working lantern. The original lens was a third orderFresnel, with an 18 mile radius. At the present time it has a 190mmlens with a white flash every 5 seconds.

It is also known as"Morrillo's Lighthouse" because it is located on top of a rockymountain known as "Punta Morrillo". In the interior of the lighthouse,you will be able to observe artifacts found at the bottom of the ocean,a 1910 diving suit, a replica of the US Constitution and on its wallliterature relating to the history of the Arecibo Lighthouse and theSpanish-American War.