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Isla de Mona Light, Mona Island, Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo Municipio, PR

Isla de Mona Light, Mona Island, Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo Municipio, PR

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Mona Island Light is the only existing lighthouse for which two entirely different plans were drawn between 1885-1886. The first plan called for a 2nd class light, 22 miles range light beam, 3 keepers, and a structure (37.7 x 24 mts) with 25 rooms. It was to be built around a central courtyard. The octagonal tower (5.5 mts. in diameter) was 16 mts. high excluding the 7 mt. high lantern. The walls generally measured 1 mt. thick. According to the evidence this massive structure was under study in 1885 to be located at the present site.
Survey number: HAER PR-24
Building/structure dates: 1888-1894 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1973 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1976 Subsequent Work

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Coast Guard
Central Lighthouse Commission
Sautter, Lemonnier, & Cie
Cary, Brian, transmitter
Murphy, Kevin, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Nistal-Moret, Benjamin, historian
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Location

Cabo Rojo Zona Urbana18.08663, -67.14573
Google Map of 18.0866265, -67.14573469999999
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Library of Congress
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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