Sunday, April 21, 2013

Los Morrillos Lighthouse In Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Los Morrillos Lighthouse, also known as Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo, is a historic lighthouse located in the municipality of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.  Faro Los Morrillos is located at the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico.  The lighthouse was built in 1882, over limestone cliffs that rise 200 feet above sea level, to help guide passing ships through the southeast entrance from the Caribbean Sea through the treacherous Mona Passage into the Atlantic Ocean. 

The lighthouse is simple in architecture and the illuminating apparatus is housed in a cast-iron, copper and glass lantern.  Los Morrillos Lighthouse was automated in 1967, but was originally operated by two keepers and an engineer, who lived on the lighthouse with their families.  Faro Los Morrillos is known to have some spectacular ocean views in the West Coast of Puerto Rico.

Take a look at this video of Los Morillos Lighthouse:

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