Municipality of Vieques
The island of Vieques gets its name from the Taino Indian word for small island (bieques). The island was annexed to Puerto Rico in 1854.
Tower Height: 32
Height of Focal Plane: 68
Description of Tower: White, octagonal brick and stone tower on dwelling.
This light is not operational
One-story integral stone keeper's house.
Date Established: 1896
Date Present Tower Built: 1896
Date Deactivated: 1949
Optics: 1896: Sixth order Fresnel lens (removed).
Current Use: Marine museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
The marine museum at the lighthouse is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To get to Vieques, you can fly from San Juan (call Isla Nena Air Service Inc., 787-791-5110 or 787-741-6362) or take a ferry (twice daily) from Fajardo. The ferry docks close to the lighthouse. Call 787-863-4560 for information on the ferry.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places