Faro de Vieques (NRIS 77001551)
Off PR 38,
Puerto Rico. County/parish: Isabela.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
November 17, 1977.
Part of Lighthouse System of Puerto Rico TR (AD)
- Punta Mulas Light
- 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. 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.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. It's listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001551