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Brandywine Shoal Light

Location: Delaware Bay near Cape May Point, NJ

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Brandywine Shoal Light

The location of the light is Delaware Bay. The nearest city is Cape May Point, NJ. The station was first established in 1826. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1914.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical concrete structure.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 19 nautical miles. The tower height is 60 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1555 (U.S.)

Red from 151 to 338, covers shoal area southwest of Cape May. Emergency light of lower intensity with same characteristic as main light when light is extinguished. HORN: 1 blast ev 15s (2s bl). Maintained from Mar. 15th to Dec. 15th.

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:44 am
Sunrise: 7:18 am
Sunset: 5:05 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:39 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

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