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Amelia Island Light

Location: Entrance to St. Marys River, relocated from GA near Fernandina Beach, FL

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

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About Amelia Island Light

The location of the light is Entrance to St. Marys River, relocated from GA. The nearest city is Fernandina Beach, FL. The station was first established in 1839. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1839.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 107 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 23 nautical miles. The tower height is 107 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 565 (U.S.)

Red sector from 344 to 360, covers shoal water in vicinity of Nassau Sound.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

NOTE: Sectors of colored glass are placed in the lanterns of some lights in order to produce a system of light sectors of different colors. In general, red sectors are used to mark shoals or to warn the mariner of other obstructions to navigation or of nearby land. Such lights provide approximate bearing information, since observers may note the change of color as they cross the boundary between sectors.
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