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Location DB > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island > Culebrita > Culebrita Lighthouse
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Culebrita Lighthouse
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 Database Info
created by Zachary on 5/26/2006 1:24 AM
last modified by MindHacker on 4/18/2011 1:56 AM
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 Overview
 Description
An E-Shaped brick building with a tower in the center.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned, under restoration
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address

Culebrita, Culebra Island
Puerto Rico
Owner: Municipality of Culebra
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • Collapsed roof, rusted stairs, shoddy floorboards
  •  Interesting Features
    Marble floors, the fact that it's an abandoned lighthouse
     Security Measures
  • No security at all.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1886
    Closed: 1959
     Required Equipment
  • Boat, or you can get out to the island for 40-50$ / per person.
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Built in 1886 the Culebrita Lighthouse once held a Fourth(?) order Fresnel lens. It was badly damaged by a hurricane in 1932 but rebuilt and reactivated shortly after. During World War 2 it was deactivated for security purposes and was once aagin reactivated in 1944. In 1948 the Fresnel lens was switched out for an Automatic beacon which meant the end of caretakers there. In time the building fell into an advanced state of disrepair and in 1995 Hurricane Marilyn tore the cupola (lantern room roof) right off, it sits on the ground near the lighthouse where it landed. Hurricane Hugo in 1998 did even more damage to the lighthouse. The Culebra Foundation is now taking on the task of restoring the lighthouse.
     Media Coverage
    http://lhdigest.co...e.cfm?StoryKey=815
     Future Plans
    It's being retored, I don't know what'll be done with it after that. There's an active beacon in it.
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    Historical
    Fri, May 26th, 2006
    posted by Zachary
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/18/2011 12:45 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 18 11 at 12:45, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:56, MindHacker changed the following: Required Equipment
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:50, MindHacker changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Hazards, Interesting Features, Security Measures
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 06 at 20:58, Zachary changed the following: History
  • on May 26 06 at 1:50, Zachary made this location available
  • on May 26 06 at 1:50, Zachary updated gallery Historical
  • on May 26 06 at 1:49, Zachary swapped pictures 1 and 2
  • on May 26 06 at 1:49, Zachary swapped pictures 2 and 3
  • on May 26 06 at 1:49, Zachary swapped pictures 3 and 4
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