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Location DB > Puerto Rico > Mona Island > Isla de Mona > Mona Island Lighthouse
Mona Island Lighthouse
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created by Zachary on 5/21/2006 6:44 PM
last modified by Zachary on 5/29/2006 9:03 PM
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A 52' steel skeletal tower and large 1 stry keepers quarters.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult, the island is hard to get to and it's quite a hike to get to the lighthouse. The lighthouse and buildings are easy to get into though
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Isla de Mona, Mona Island
Puerto Rico
Owner: US Coast Guard
  • Iguanas on the island
  •  Interesting Features
    Puerto Rico's only metal lighthouse, a fully standing keepers quarters and the overall quietness of the island
     Security Measures
  • Isolation
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1900
    Closed: 1976
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  • water
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built in 1900, supposeldly by the man who built the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Island lighthouse is Puerto Rico's only steel lighthouse. It held either a Second or Third order Fresnel Lens, I'm not sure. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1976 when a modern tower centered on the island replaced it. Since then it has fallen into a serious state of decay and is in danger of being lost. It's isolation makes it difficult and expensive to launch any preservation effort.
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     Future Plans
    It may eventually be restored, judging by it's condition I doubt it'll ever be reactivated.

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    Tower Historical
    Sun, May 21st, 2006
    posted by Zachary
    8 pictures
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    Keepers Quarters Historical
    Sun, May 21st, 2006
    posted by Zachary
    11 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/1/2006 3:20 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:20, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 06 at 21:03, Zachary changed the following: History
  • on May 21 06 at 19:39, Zachary made this location available
  • on May 21 06 at 19:39, Zachary updated gallery picture MICisternLOC1.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:39, Zachary updated gallery picture MIGeneratorRoomLOC2.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:38, Zachary updated gallery picture MIGeneratorRoomLOC1.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:38, Zachary updated gallery picture MIKeepersQuartersLOC8.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:38, Zachary updated gallery picture MIKeepersQuartersLOC7.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:38, Zachary updated gallery picture MIKeepersQuartersLOC6.jpg
  • on May 21 06 at 19:38, Zachary updated gallery picture MIKeepersQuartersLOC5.jpg
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