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Arecibo (Faro de Arecibo or Punta Morrillos) Light

Location: Port Arecibo entrance near Arecibo, PR

About Arecibo (Faro de Arecibo or Punta Morrillos) Light


The location of the light is Port Arecibo entrance. The nearest city is Arecibo, PR. The station was first established in 1898. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1898.

The lighthouse is a white hexagonal tower attached to a square flat roofed dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 120 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 46 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 3-30720 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is also known as Los Morrillos Lighthouse because of its location on top of Punta Morrillos.The light was automated in 1964.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Arecibo (Faro de Arecibo or Punta Morrillos) Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reference number 77001546.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 4:46 am
Sunrise: 6:02 am
Sunset: 5:14 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:30 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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