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Battery Point (Crescent City) Light

Location: Battery Point Island near Crescent City, CA

About Battery Point (Crescent City) Light


The location of the light is Battery Point Island. The nearest city is Crescent City, CA. The station was first established in 1856. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1856.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 55 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The light has a period of 25 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-555 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is open to the public only when low tide permits access. The light is registered as a California Historical Landmark (#951).

HORN: 1 blast every 10 seconds (1 second blast), operates continuously.

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 25 second period, the light is on for less than 12.5 then off for more than 12.5.

Battery Point (Crescent City) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 15, 1983, reference number 83001177.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:02 am
Sunrise: 7:39 am
Sunset: 5:18 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:55 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 23 at 4:00AM PST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY... ...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY... * Winds...South 25 to 30 kt increasing further to south gales 30 to 40 kt with gusts to 45 kt early this morning. Gales will then persist into early Wednesday morning.

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