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Historic Light Station Information
& Photography

CUBA


WINDWARD POINT LIGHT

Location: ON BLUFF POINT, EAST SIDE OF ENTRANCE TO GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
Station Established: 1898
Date Built: 1904
Operational: No
Automated: Yes, year?
Deactivated: 1955; reactivated in 1988 with a solar light
Type of Structure: White cylindrical steel tower, molded copper cupola
Height: 60-feet
Lens: Fourth Order (1904-?); LHB optic (?-1966); 36-inch Airway Beacon (DCB-36; installed 1966)
Characteristic: Flashing white, obscured from 166 to 274
Foghorn: None

Historical Information

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.

Photographs (click on light name below to access image): 

WINDWARD POINT LIGHTHOUSE; Caption: "Windward Point Light Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 7th. CG. District."; Photo dated May, 1949; no photo number; photographer unknown.


Last Modified 11/17/2014