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Bloody Point Bar Light

Location: south of Kent Island / Upper Chesapeake Bay near Claiborne, MD

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About Bloody Point Bar Light


The location of the light is south of Kent Island / Upper Chesapeake Bay. The nearest city is Claiborne, MD. The station was first established in 1882. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1882.

The lighthouse is a "spark plug" style round tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 54 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 54 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 2-7750 (U.S.)

Red sectors from 003 to 022 and from 183 to 202. The light range through the red sectors is 7nm.

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.

NOTE: Sectors of colored glass are placed in the lanterns of some lights in order to produce a system of light sectors of different colors. In general, red sectors are used to mark shoals or to warn the mariner of other obstructions to navigation or of nearby land. Such lights provide approximate bearing information, since observers may note the change of color as they cross the boundary between sectors.
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