El Morro fortress
PLAYA del CARMEN
MEXICAN CARIBBEAN COASTLINE
SAO JOAO - CURURUPU - MA
ILHA DO MEL
SAO PEDRO ROCHEDOS
FAROL da BARRA
FAROL de ITAPUA
Fortaleza del Cerro
Aruba is an island located in the southern Caribbean Sea only 27 km (17 mi) from the coast of Venezuela. The island is 32 km (20 mi) long and has a population of about 110,000. Aruba has been a Dutch colony since 1636. In 1845 it was joined with the other Dutch islands of the West Indies to form the Netherlands Antilles. It left that federation in 1986 and has been a separate self-governing country of the Netherlands since then. It is a popular tourist destination, and one of its best known historical attractions is the "California" lighthouse .
The California Lighthouse overlooks the island’s northwestern tip, known as Hudishibana. It is named for the U.S. steamship, the “California” which sunk in 1910, just off the coast. Construction of the lighthouse started a few years later, in 1913.
The shipwreck of the SS California has been erroneously mistaken for the SS Californian. The SS California was traveling from Liverpool to Central America when it crashed off Aruba's coast in 1910. It is not the infamous ship that failed to respond to the Titanic’s S.O.S. But, the lack of history and fame does not make a SCUBA dive at this wreck any less spectacular.
Inside the lighthouse is not open to the public, but the outside is a historic landmark, perched on a high hill. Although not the highest point on Aruba, it is elevated enough to view much of the islands sandy beaches on the western coastline, making the Aruba sunsets from this point even more stunning.
Navassa Island Light is a deactivated lighthouse on Navassa Island, which lies in the Caribbean Sea at the south end of the Windward Passage between the islands of Haiti to the east and Cuba and Jamaica to the west. It is on the shortest route between the east coast of the United States and the Panama Canal. The light was built in 1917 and deactivated in 1996. The light is gradually deteriorating from lack of maintenance. The keepers' house is roofless and in ruins.
The importance of the light before the advent of GPS is evident in the fact that it has the twelfth highest tower and fourth highest focal plane of all US lights.
BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS