Punta Borinquen Light
|Location||Aguadilla, Puerto Rico|
|Year first lit||1920|
|Original lens||Fourth-order, Fresnel 1889|
|ARLHS number||PUR-013 (current site) PUR-022 (old)|
Faro de Punta Borinquen
|MPS||Lighthouse System of Puerto Rico TR|
|NRHP reference #||81000559|
|Added to NRHP||1981|
|Heritage||place listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
Punta Borinquen Light (Faro de Punta Borinquen) is a lighthouse located in the old Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The station was established in 1889 by the Spanish government. With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the lighthouse would become "the most important aid to navigation on the route from Europe to Panama". In 1917, the U.S Congress provided funding for a new lighthouse in higher ground.
But before construction began on the new structure, the original lighthouse was severely damaged by the 1918 earthquake that struck the west part of the island. Construction on the new lighthouse was completed in 1922. The light is active aid to navigation and is a housing facility for the United States Coast Guard.
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- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Puerto Rico". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PR-19, "Faro de Punta Borinquen, Punta Borinquen, Borinquen, Aguadilla County, PR", 20 photos, 4 data pages, 2 photo caption pages
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