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Brier Island Lighthouse

 
Location: near Brier Island, NS
Body of Water: Gulf of Maine
Photo by: Dennis G. Jarvis
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Brier Island Lighthouse

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The nearest city is Brier Island, NS. The station was first established in 1809. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1944.

The lighthouse is a tapered octagonal tower with alternating red and white vertical stripes.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 95 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. The tower height is 60 ft. The light has a period of 18 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3872
ARLHS CAN-059

The current light was automated by 1987.

Light Pattern:
Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 2.8 s; flash 0.2 s; eclipse 2.8 s; flash 0.2 s; eclipse 11.8 s.

Horns(2) - Blast 3 s; sil. 3 s; blast 3 s; sil. 51 s.
Horns point 270 and 315.
Horns sound in unison.

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 18 second period, the light is on for less than 9 then off for more than 9.

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