Moon Author's Review
Protecting the approach to Kingston Harbour, Plumb Point Lighthouse was built in 1853 and has gone out only once since, during the earthquake of 1907. Sitting on a point named Cayo de los Icacos, or Plumb Tree Cay (a reference to the coco plum by the Spanish), it is constructed of stone and cast iron and stands 21 meters high. Its light is visible from 40 kilometers out at sea. The beach immediately to the west is known for its occasional good surf, as is the shoreline between Plumb Point and Little Plumb Point. The area is also known for its strong currents, however, and surfers should use caution.