February 1, 2018

Punto Malabrigo Lobo, Batangas 1899

The Punta Malabrigo Lighthouse, 1899.  Image source:  United States National Archive.
The Punta Malabrigo Lighthouse, 1899.  Image source:  United States National Archive.
The photograph above was downloaded from the United States National Archive. Its original caption was “Presented to Major Charles McClure, Paymaster, U.S.A. The Lighthouses of the Philippines, by Manuel de Iriarte. Manila, April 17, 1899. Faro de 3rd orden de Punto Malabrigo. Provincia de Batangas. (Malabrigo Point Lighthouse, Province of Batangas)”

According to Batangas-Philippines.com:
“Faro de Punta de Malabrigo, is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the course of the Spanish Colonial period.

The century old lighthouse can be spotted at the top of a cliff in the town of Lobo, Batangas. It is overlooking Verde Island and Mindoro from afar. By private car it is around three and half hours drive to get to see the historical landmark1.”

The lighthouse continues to be in service in the present day in the town of Lobo.

Notes and references:
1Malabrigo Lightouse,” online at Batangas-Philippines.com.

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