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Location DB > Puerto Rico > Guanica > El Bosque Seco > Guanica Lighthouse
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Guanica Lighthouse
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 Database Info
created by Zachary on 5/27/2006 7:12 PM
last modified by MindHacker on 4/18/2011 1:46 AM
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 Overview
 Description
Rectangular one story brick building with 33' octogonal tower rising from the center. The structure is in near ruins. Nearby is the active Guanica Rear Range light, a modern steel tower.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy, located on nature reserve
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address

El Bosque Seco, Guanica
Puerto Rico
Owner: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
 Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • Roof collapse
  •  Interesting Features
    In the tower their are some stairs which still hang from the top though most are gone
     Security Measures
  • basically nothing, area of preserve is lazily fenced off
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1893
    Closed: 1950
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     History
    Built in 1893 the Guanica Lighthouse once held a Sixth order Fresnel lens that showed a white light visible 8 miles away. The area that the lighthouse is in played host to an invasion by the Americans in 1898. In 1950 the historic lighthouse was decomissioned and the Fresnel lens removed. The active light is now on a 40' steel tower known as Guanica Rear Range Light. The old structure is in ruins now but there has been some interest in restoration.
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     Future Plans
    I heard something about restoration a while ago but have not heard anything new since, as far as I know it's still abandoned
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    Historical
    Sat, May 27th, 2006
    posted by Zachary
    10 pictures
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    2011
    Mon, Apr 18th, 2011
    posted by MindHacker
    3 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/18/2011 12:46 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 18 11 at 12:46, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:58, MindHacker updated gallery 2011
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:58, MindHacker updated gallery picture From the ground
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:58, MindHacker updated gallery picture Staircase
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:58, MindHacker updated gallery picture I brought rappelling gear.
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:54, MindHacker added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:51, MindHacker created a new gallery
  • on Apr 18 11 at 1:46, MindHacker changed the following: Security Measures
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:19, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 06 at 20:48, Zachary changed the following: Description
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