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Faro de Caja de Muertos

3D model description

This light-station is on the summit and in the center of Caja de Muertos Island. The light is fixed white, varied by a white flash every three minutes, is of the third order, is 297 feet above high water, and is visible for 18 miles. It is shown from a cylindrical tower on the center of a one-story, flat-roofed dwelling, which is gray with white trimmings. The tower is 41 feet high from its base. The light was begun in 1882 and was finished in 1885 by the Spanish, at a cost of 39,412 pesos, and it is used as a guide along the southerly coast of Porto Rico. The lamp and clockwork of the lens were repaired, a new cover was fitted to the cistern, the windows were repaired, the walk around the building and exterior and interior walls were cemented and the lens clock was repaired.
The Lorraine Cross "T"-shaped Caja de Muertos Island Lighthouse is unique amongst the lighthouses of Puerto Rico. The main entrance is located in the middle of the vertical portion of the "T", which runs east-west, and opens into a small corridor across from which is located the entrance to the base of the tower. Positioned on the opposite side of the tower is an oil room, while to the right of the tower as one enters the lighthouse is an engineer’s room and to the left of the tower a supply room. In the top and bottom portions of the I, which run north-south, are found two keeper’s apartments, each consisting of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, and a bathroom.
On August 11, the eye of the 1915 Galveston Hurricane, one of the costliest hurricanes to strike the United States, passed just south of Puerto Rico. Jose Medrano was serving as assistant keeper of the lighthouse at the time, and when he realized the station’s launch would be lost if not taken to a place of safety, he hastily made a nine-mile trip to Ponce Harbor and beached the boat.
During the earthquake that struck the northwest coast of Puerto Rico in 1918, Keeper Bermudez noted that roughly an hour after the earthquake struck, the sea receded and then returned at Coffin Island, covering about 15 meters of beach above the normal shoreline. This surge was much less than that which caused significant damage at Point Borinquen Lighthouse.

3D printing settings

Printed via XYZ Print using a Da Vinci Mini W+.

Infill Density: Medium (30%)
Infill Type: Rectilinear
Shells: Normal
Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Forst layer Height: 0.35 mm
Print Speed: Low

Supports Enabled:
Support Type: Follow Contour
Density of Supports: Low
Overhang Threshold: 45
Supports Gap: 1 layer
Extended Supports: 0 mm

Raft Enabled:
Raft Type: Rectilinear
Raft Gap: 0.30 mm

X: 5.04 inch
Y: 3.23 inch
Z: 3.75 inch
Scale 1:200

  • 3D file format: STL
  • 3D model size: X 128 × Y 82 × Z 95.2 mm



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