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Cape Blanco Light

 
Location: south Oregon Coast near Sixes, OR
Photo by: James MacIndoe
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 20 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
...EXTENDED PERIOD OF GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS TODAY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND... .A THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST WILL BRING GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS TO ALL OF THE WATERS WITH GALES SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO TODAY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH STEEP TO VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHEST IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS EACH DAY,

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About Cape Blanco Light

The location of the light is south Oregon Coast. The nearest city is Sixes, OR. The station was first established in 1870. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1870.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 245 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 26 nautical miles. The tower height is 59 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-595 (U.S.)
Identification number: G4432 (International)

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 20 second period, the light is on for less than 10 then off for more than 10.

Cape Blanco Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 1993, reference number 73002339.

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