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Barnegat Light

Location: north end of Long Beach Island / south side of Barnegat Inlet near Barnegat Light, NJ
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Barnegat Light


The location of the light is north end of Long Beach Island / south side of Barnegat Inlet. The nearest city is Barnegat Light, NJ. The station was first established in 1835. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1859.

The lighthouse is a conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 172 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 22 nautical miles. The tower height is 163 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 2-958 (U.S.)

Barnegat Lighthouse or Barnegat Light is colloquially known as "Old Barney".

The light was inactive from 1944 to 2009. On January 1, 2009, at 5:00 pm, the 150th anniversary of the lighting of the current tower, Barnegat Lighthouse activated its beacon once more. Today the light is lit from dusk to dawn.

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.

Barnegat Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 25, 1971, reference number 71000512.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:39 am
Sunrise: 7:14 am
Sunset: 5:03 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:37 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 24 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * Location...The Delaware and New Jersey coastal waters. * Winds...South 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt becoming west late this afternoon through Wednesday. Isolated/brief gale-force wind gusts are possible today. * Seas...4 to 7 feet.

Additional Conditions.

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