Punta Mulas Light

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Punta Mulas Lighthouse
Punta Mulas (Vieques, Puerto Rico).jpg
Punta Mulas Lighthouse is located in Puerto Rico
Punta Mulas Lighthouse
Punta Mulas Lighthouse
Location Vieques, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°9′16.1″N 65°26′37.8″W / 18.154472°N 65.443833°W / 18.154472; -65.443833Coordinates: 18°9′16.1″N 65°26′37.8″W / 18.154472°N 65.443833°W / 18.154472; -65.443833
Year first lit 1896
Automated 1949
Foundation Stone
Construction Brick and stone
Tower shape Octagonal on rectangular dwelling
Markings / pattern White with black lantern
Original lens Sixth-order Fresnel
ARLHS number PUR 019
USCG number


Faro de Vieques
Architectural style Neoclassic
MPS Lighthouse System of Puerto Rico TR
NRHP reference # 77001551[1]
Heritage place listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata

Punta Mulas Light, also known as Faro de Vieques, is a historic lighthouse located in the north shore of Vieques, an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. It was first lit in 1896 and automated in 1949.[2] Punta Mulas Light was the second lighthouse built on Vieques after the Puerto Ferro Light. The light was established to guide through the dangerous passage formed by a chain of reefs. It was of key importance for navigation in the San Juan Passage.[3]

In 1992, the lighthouse was restored in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first voyage to America. The structure houses a museum featuring the maritime history of Vieques and the Americas as well as other historical exhibits.[4] It's listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ "Inventory of Historic Light Stations National Park Service". Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Puerto Rico". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Historic American Buildings Survey". Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Punta Mulas Lighthouse". St. John beach guide. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 

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