|Faro de Cabo Engaño, 1903. |
|Cape Engaño Lighthouse still under construction, January 1892|
To save it from further destruction, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines declared the ruined lighthouse as a structure of historical and cultural significance, through the Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009. And also in 2010, it was declared an "Important Cultural Property" by the National Museum.
|Cape Engaño Lighthouse during my visit in Feb 2013|
|the 47 ft octagonal stone tower. Still being utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard.|
They installed a new solar-powered light to replace the original one.
|inside the ruined keeper's house|
|all the structures in the vicinity except the tower are in ruins|
|You can climb up the tower but only up to the middle section.|
|outside the lighthouse is a splendid view of Palaui Island's coast.|