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Burnt Island Light

 
Location: Boothbay Harbor Entrance near Southport, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Burnt Island Light

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The location of the light is Boothbay Harbor Entrance. The nearest city is Southport, ME. The station was first established in 1821. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1821.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 61 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 30 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

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

Identification number: 1-5520 (U.S.)

White from 307 to 316, and from 355 to 008, covers fairways. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.
HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl).

(2 White sectors)
Range: White 8 nm.
Range: Red 6 nm.

On March 3, 1821, President James Monroe directed Congress to purchase the five acre island and construct a thirty foot high lighthouse.

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

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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