The Lighthouses of Dominican Republic

This page the documentation about the Lighthouses of the Dominican Republic. In addition, the pictures below are linked to the relevant photo on the web (thus making available to you a higher resolution picture.) I am very grateful to Russ Rowlett at the University of North Carolina for his excellent Lighthouse Directory from which I built the outline. Each lighthouse is linked to (in our editorial opinion) the best reference site for that light. LHdirectory
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North Coast

DR 1 Isla Cabrita (Isla Cabra)

The island is just northwest of Monte Cristi at the northwestern corner of the country. Located atop a steep bluff on the northwest side of the island. ARLHS # DOM-004

DR 2 El Morro de Monte Cristi

Monte Cristi is a steep mountain ridge on a peninsula at the northwestern corner of the Dominican Republic. The lighthouse is at the summit of Monte Cristi. ARLHS # DOM-002

DR 3 Puerto Plata
latitude 19° 48' 10.8" N longitude 70° 41' 40.9" W
January 21, 2012

Located on the east side of the entrance to the harbor of Puerto Plata on the north coast of the country. ARLHS # DOM-003

Puerto Plata
DR 4 Cabo Francés Viejo

The cape is a prominent headland north of Nagua on the north coast of the country. ARLHS # DOM-001

South Coast

DR 5 Cabo Engano
latitude 18° 36' 5.8" N longitude 68° 19' 29.6" W

The lighthouse marks the easternmost point of the island, overlooking the Mona Passage. ARLHS # DOM-005

Photo courtesy Engineer Alan T Manasala [pBase]

Cabo Engano
DR 6 La Romana La Romana

La Romana, in the southeast corner of the republic, is well known for its beach resorts. Located on a prominent cape on the east side of the city. (J 5448) ARLHS # DOM-011

Photo courtesy kris6190mp [webshots]

DR 7 Casa de Campo Marina

A faux light in La Romana

DR 8 Punta Torrecilla
latitude 18° 27' 50.7" N longitude 69° 52' 34.6" W

The original lighthouse was deactivated in 1967 and there was no light until this tower was built in 1986. Located on a promontory east of the entrance to the harbor of Santo Domingo, on the south coast of the country. (J 5457) ARLHS # DOM-006

Photo courtesy Mannydp [webshots]

Punta Torrecilla
DR 9 Isla Alto Velo

The lighthouse crowns a small island about 30 km southwest of Cabo Beata; this is the southernmost point of the country and of Hispaniola. Accessible only by boat. ARLHS # DOM-007

DR 10 Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse)

There is no navigational beacon in the usual sense; the building has 149 searchlights that project a giant cross in the sky overhead. Located in downtown Santo Domingo.

Photo courtesy Jefry Lagrange Reyes [Wikipedia]

Faro a Colón