Bass River (West Dennis)

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Bass River (West Dennis)

Location: The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis on Cape Cod near West Dennis, MA
Body of Water: Nantucket Sound

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Bass River (West Dennis)


The location of the light is The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis on Cape Cod. The nearest city is West Dennis, MA. The station was first established in 1855. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1855.

The lighthouse is a short cylindrical tower built into the roof peak of a building. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-14175 (U.S.)

Known also as the West Dennis Light. The light was relit on August 7, 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, the U.S. Coast Guard. The light is lit only while the inn is open, from May 1 to October 31.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13237

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:25 am
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 4:42 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:19 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 8:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...South winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 feet.

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