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Blockhouse Point Light

Location: near Rocky Point, PE

Photo by: Andrea Schaffer
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

About Blockhouse Point Light

The nearest city is Rocky Point, PE. The station was first established in 1876. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1876.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 41 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

The light was automated July 25, 1962.

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.

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Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:02 am
Sunrise: 7:48 am
Sunset: 5:01 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:46 pm

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