Isleta High Point, Puerto Rico
Prominence: 39 m, 128 ft
Elevation: 39 meters, 128 feet
True Isolation: 5.5 km, 3.42 mi
|Alternate Name(s)||Old San Juan Island High Point|
|Peak Type||Unnamed High Point|
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||18° 28' 5'' N, 66° 6' 59'' W|
18.468128, -66.116415 (Dec Deg)
804552 E 2044408 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
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2016-03-26 by William Musser
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|The Federal tsunami and flood maps issued by the US government, indicate on a 4 meter interval that the peak of the island is in the 37 to 41 meter interval. The USGS map shows the highpoint being in the second contour above the 25 meter ring which is probably above the 35 meter but below the 40 meter; thus, until a better verified survey elevation can be found, 39 meters is a good approximation.|
There is a much smaller similar contour shown on www.FloodMap.net found on the flood mapping near the Castillo San Felipe del Morro site but it is much smaller in size and barely touches the flood range colors and has much disturbed grading around the fort, thus, the most likely natural HP is in this vicinity between Museum of Art and The Gallery Inn off of Calle de la Cruz.
Finally, the HP in the public streets appears to be a good place to call the HP (Specifically on the obvious peak on Calle de la Cruz north of Calle San Sebastian; but there is a private parking area adjacent, behind a retaining wall and to east that is a bit higher. It is on private land but heavily graded and retained (west of Calle San Justo). Showing the parking lot HP instead of the more obvious and accessible peak on Calle de la Cruz.
The National Park service rangers explained that this small island (or isleta) was a very strategic location for the major world powers in the 15 to 18 hundreds
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