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Name: Culebrita Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Culebra, Puerto Rico, United States

Location: Virgin Passage, Puerto Rico.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
The Culebra Foundation, Inc.

Contact Address Information:
Juan J. Romero, President
P.O. Box 331
Puerto Rico, 00775-0331, United States

This lighthouse was built by the Spanish, then transferred to the U.S. in 1888. It was abandoned after being discontinued and fell into disrepair. Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 blew the cupola from the lighthouse. The structure is in imminent danger; the Culebra Foundation is working for its restoration.

Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 305

Description of Tower: Cylindrical stone tower on roof of keeper's dwelling.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: 1886

Date Deactivated: 1959

Current Use: abandoned

Open To Public? no

The lighthouse is on the island of Culebra, located between Puerto Rico and St.Thomas. It is part of the Caribbean Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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