|The 1846 Stone Lighthouse at the mouth of Pasig River |
The date of this photo is 1902. Photo was taken by United States Military Personnel. University of Michigan. Special Collections Library
It was only on 1846 that the tower was improved into a 15m grey stone lighthouse when the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade was at the period of decline and Manila was opened into a broader, more extensive international trade.
The old stone tower of 1846 no longer exist. Like most of the lighthouses in the Philippines, upon the arrival of radar technology as a means of maritime navigation, the Faro de Rio de Pasig was neglected and left into ruins. By 1977, the Philippine Coast Guard, who's now occupying the compound surrounding the old lighthouse, started to renovate the ruined structure.
|Still the 1846 lighthouse with the old salambao fishing boats|
|the new lighthouse built by the PCG in 1992|
|my first glimpse of the new Farola de Rio de Pasig|
|an old canon is found about 3 meters away from the lighthouse|
|PCG provided the important infos regarding the Pasig River Lighthouse|
*thanks to John Tewell for allowing me to use his copies of old lighthouse photos.