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Bass Harbor Head Light

Location: Mt. Desert Island - South of Bass Harbor near Mount Desert, ME
Photo by: Kim Seng - Captain Kimo
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Bass Harbor Head Light

The location of the light is Mt. Desert Island - South of Bass Harbor. The nearest city is Mount Desert, ME. The station was first established in 1858. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1858.

The lighthouse is a white tower.

The tower has a occulting red light at a focal plane height of 56 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 56 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Identification number: 2335 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0054 (International)

Lighted throughout 24 hours.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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