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Assateague Light

Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, S end of Assateague Island near Chincoteaque, VA

About Assateague Light


The location of the light is Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, S end of Assateague Island. The nearest city is Chincoteaque, VA. The station was first established in 1833. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1867.

The lighthouse is a conical tower with red and white bands.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 154 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 22 nautical miles. The tower height is 142 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

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

Identification number: 275 (U.S.)

Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

0.1s fl 1s ec.
0.1s fl 2.8s ec.

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Assateague Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1973, reference number 73001989.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:42 am
Sunrise: 7:14 am
Sunset: 5:12 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:44 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 24 at 12:00AM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... * Winds: South to southwest 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. A few gusts to 35 knots possible. * Seas: 4 to 6 feet.

Additional Conditions.

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