Annisquam Harbor Light

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Annisquam Harbor Light

Location: Wigwam Point near Gloucester, MA
Body of Water: Annisquam Harbor

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Annisquam Harbor Light

The location of the light is Wigwam Point. The nearest city is Gloucester, MA. The station was first established in 1801. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1897.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 45 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 40 ft. The light has a period of 7.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-9615 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0268 (International)

Red sector from 180 to 217. Red range is 11 nautical miles.
HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si).

NOAA Nautical Chart 13279

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 7.5 second period, the light is on for less than 3.75 then off for more than 3.75.

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.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:29 am
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 4:41 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:20 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...South winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to 6 feet.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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