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Browns Point Light

Location: east entrance to Commencement Bay from Puget Sound near Tacoma, WA

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About Browns Point Light

The location of the light is east entrance to Commencement Bay from Puget Sound. The nearest city is Tacoma, WA. The station was first established in 1887. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1933.

The lighthouse is a white concrete tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 38 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

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

Identification number: 6-17090 (U.S.)

Light obscured from 217 to 002.

0.1s fl 4.9s ec.

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

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