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Cape Flattery Light

 
Location: Tatoosh Island near Neah Bay, WA

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About Cape Flattery Light

The location of the light is Tatoosh Island. The nearest city is Neah Bay, WA. The station was first established in 1857. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1857.

The lighthouse is a a conical tower.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 112 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 65 ft. The light had a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: No

Identification number: 6-760 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is the northernmost lighthouse on the West Coast of the continental United States.

In 1977, the lighthouse was automated, so that no keepers had to live on the island. In 1996, a small solar-powered optic replaced the fourth-order Fresnel lens installed in 1932, decreasing further the need for maintenance visits.

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.

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Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:13 am
Sunrise: 8:04 am
Sunset: 4:55 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:47 pm

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 20 at 6:00PM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING... ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Storm Warning...which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM PST

Storm Warning is in effect until January 21 at 9:00AM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING... ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Storm Warning...which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM PST

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