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Cape Mendocino Light (original site)

 
Location: Cape Mendocino, California near Mendocino, CA

About Cape Mendocino Light (original site)

The location of the light was Cape Mendocino, California. The nearest city is Mendocino, CA. The station was first established in 1868. The final lighthouse was first lit in 1868.

The lighthouse was a white 16-sided pyramidal tower with 2 balcony levels. The tower height was 43 ft. The light had a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Relocated.

Identification number: 6-480 (U.S.)

Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point in California. In 1951, the light was automated. In 1999, the lighthouse was restored and relocated to Shelter Cove near Point Delgada, California. New Location

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.


Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:03 am
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 5:19 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:54 pm

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 21 at 10:00AM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY... ...GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... * WAVES...West 10 to 15 feet at 12 to 15 seconds through Saturday night. Southerly wind waves will increase to around 10 feet during Sunday, while a long period westerly swell builds to 14


Gale Watch is in effect until January 21 at 5:00PM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY... ...GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... * WAVES...West 10 to 15 feet at 12 to 15 seconds through Saturday night. Southerly wind waves will increase to around 10 feet during Sunday, while a long period westerly swell builds to 14

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