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Browns Head Light

 
Location: NW tip of Vinalhaven Island near Vinalhaven, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 17 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY... * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Browns Head Light

The location of the light is NW tip of Vinalhaven Island. The nearest city is Vinalhaven, ME. The station was first established in 1832. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1857.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower.

The tower has a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 39 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 39 ft.

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

Identification number: 3965 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0110 (International)

Red from 001 to 050, and from 061 to 091, fairway between. Lighted throughout 24 hours. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.
HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl).

(2 red sectors)
Range: White 14 nm.
Range: Red 11 nm.

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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