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Brant Point Light

 
Location: Nantucket Island near Nantucket, MA
Body of Water: Nantucket Harbor

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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About Brant Point Light

The location of the light is Nantucket Island. The nearest city is Nantucket, MA. The station was first established in 1746. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1901.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower with a footbridge to shore.

The tower has a occulting red light at a focal plane height of 26 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 26 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Identification number: 1-15205 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0414 (International)
ARLHS USA-1095

Light may also be displayed during daytime when sound signal is in operation.

HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl).

NOAA Nautical Chart 13242

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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