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Faro de Punta Borinquen, Punta Borinquen, Borinquen, Ponce Municipio, PR

Faro de Punta Borinquen, Punta Borinquen, Borinquen, Ponce Municipio, PR

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Significance: The original lighthouse was built in 1889 in position 18* 29' 26" N - 67* 9' 43" W, very close to the sea in a low sandy point. In 1918 Puerto Rico experienced an earthquake which had its epicenter somewhere on the NW part of the Island, possibly on the Puerto Rico Trench. As a result, two lighthouses were practically demolished on the NW section of Puerto Rico: Punta Borinquen and Punta Higuero (south of Punta Borinquen).
Survey number: HAER PR-19
Building/structure dates: 1889 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1918 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1922 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1947 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 81000559



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




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