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Faro de Celarain - Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 20° 30.450 W 086° 57.320
16Q E 504657 N 2267643
Quick Description: This lighthouse is adjacent to the cruise ship ports in Cozumel.
Location: Mexico
Date Posted: 3/14/2015 3:23:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGVN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
This website (visit link) informs us:

"Originally Faro Celarain was the lighthouse keeper’s home. Currently, it is a museum dedicated to navigation with five exhibit rooms depicting Maya navigators, buccaneers, marine navigational signs and a display on how lighthouse keepers lived in the 1930’s."

Wikipedia's article on Punta Sur (this part of Cozumel) (visit link) informs us about the lighthouse:

"The Celarain lighthouse (Faro de Celarain) sits on the Punta Sur promontory (Punta Celarain) and is part of a nautical museum. Just northeast of it is the Caracol (Tumba del Caracol), a Maya building erected during the post-classic period. There is a persistent myth, often repeated by tour guides, that the building functioned as a weather alarm, producing a whistle that would precede the arrival of a hurricane, but that is only a legend. The idea that the building somehow functioned as a lighthouse or beacon used to send signals to the mainland is also an old wives tale; it was a temple and nothing more."
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed


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