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Buffington Breakwater Light

 
Location: Breakwater in Buffington Harbor near Gary, IN

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 4:00PM CDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...NORTHWEST TO 25 KT. * SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 7 FT. * OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 9 FT.

Latest Condiitions.

About Buffington Breakwater Light

The location of the light is Breakwater in Buffington Harbor. The nearest city is Gary, IN. The station was first established in 1926. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1926.

The lighthouse is a conical tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 48 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 15 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 19630 (U.S.)

The light is a private aid to navigation.

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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

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