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Name: San Juan de Ullúa Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Veracruz, , Mexico

Location: Island in Veracruz Harbor, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Museo Historico Naval


The fortress of San Juan de Ulúa (also spelled Ullúa) was built in the 16th century on an island in Veracruz Harbor.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 80

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 45 seconds, visible for 15 miles (1879).

Description of Tower: White round tower on the west part of the fortress of San Juan de Ulúa.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1796

Date Present Tower Built: 1796

Date Deactivated: c. 1890

Current Use: Historical monument and tourist site.

Open To Public? Grounds only (?)


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