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Cape Elizabeth East

Location: Cape Elizabeth near Cape Elizabeth, ME
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Cape Elizabeth East

The location of the light is Cape Elizabeth. The nearest city is Cape Elizabeth, ME. The station was first established in 1828. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1874.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 129 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 129 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-60 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0208 (International)

Lighted throughout 24 hours.Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si). Horn located 266 yards, 146 from light tower. MRASS-Fog signal is radio activated, during times of reduced visibility, turn marine VHF-FM radio to channel 83A/157.175Mhz. Key microphone 5 times consecutively, to activate fog signal for 60 minutes

Flash pattern.
0.3s fl 2.2s ec.
0.3s fl 2.2s ec.
0.3s fl 2.2s ec.
0.3s fl 7.2s ec.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13290

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 15 second period, the light is on for less than 7.5 then off for more than 7.5.

Cape Elizabeth East was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 27, 1974, reference number 74000167.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:28 am
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 4:37 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:17 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 11:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS...South 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. * SEAS...6 to 11 feet.

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