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Location DB > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Camp Garcia Marine Base > Puerto Ferro Lighthouse
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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse
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created by Zachary on 4/12/2006 11:47 PM
last modified by Zachary on 5/29/2006 9:10 PM
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A one story stucco spanish style lighthouse with an octogonal tower rising from the center, the lantern room has been removed. Every entrance has been bricked in but there are some holes you can look through, bring a flashlight if you intend on seeing anything inside. The building is in an extreme state of decay. Nearby a more modern skeletal tower stands, it holds an active beacon.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Camp Garcia Marine Base, Vieques Island
Puerto Rico
Owner: US Coast Guard
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  • Every entrance has been bricked, both doors and windows
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1896
    Closed: 1920
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     History
    Built in 1896 the lighthouse once held a Fifth order Fresnel lens. It was deactivated in 1920 and in 1944 a modern light was placed on a steel tower nearby. The lighthouse was badly damaged during US Navy occupation of the base it sits on from bomb testing and such. In the 1960s the lighthouse was used in the Clint Eastwood film "Heartbreak Ridge". It now sits sealed up & abandoned, though interest has been shown in restoring it.
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    Floorplan and Historic Photos
    Thu, Apr 13th, 2006
    posted by Zachary
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/1/2006 2:05 AM.

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  • on Sep 1 06 at 2:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 06 at 21:10, Zachary changed the following: History
  • on Apr 16 06 at 18:25, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 13 06 at 0:10, Zachary updated gallery Floorplan and Historic Photos
  • on Apr 13 06 at 0:07, Zachary updated gallery picture PuertoFerroFloorplan.jpg
  • on Apr 13 06 at 0:03, Zachary created a new gallery
  • on Apr 13 06 at 0:00, Zachary made this location available
  • on Apr 13 06 at 0:00, Zachary changed the following: Street Address, City, Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Apr 12 06 at 23:57, Zachary changed the following: Display Name, Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, Street Address, City, Country, Publically Viewable, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Puerto Ferro LighthouseZachary013004/14/2006 3:16 PM by Zachary
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