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Faro de Punta Higuero, Punta Higuero, Centro Puntas, Rincon Municipio, PR

Faro de Punta Higuero, Punta Higuero, Centro Puntas, Rincon Municipio, PR

 
 
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Summary

Significance: In 1892 the original light was built as a fixed white 6th order station with a 6 mile range light beam. It was a singular piece of design and construction similar to Guanica Light. The most striking feature was the peculiar use of materials in the facades and tower. The light, as a result of the 1918 quake, was rebuilt in 1921 but demolished by the U.S.C.G. in 1922.
Survey number: HAER PR-21
Building/structure dates: 1892 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1921-1922 Subsequent Work

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Coast Guard
Central Lighthouse Commission
Bernard & Barbier
Murphy, Kevin, transmitter
Morales, Luis, photographer
Nistal-Moret, Benjamin, historian
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Location

centro puntas
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html