Cape Poge (Pogue)

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Cape Poge (Pogue)

 
Location: Chappaquiddick Island - Martha's Vineyard near Edgartown, MA
Body of Water: Vineyard Sound
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Cape Poge (Pogue)

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The location of the light is Chappaquiddick Island - Martha's Vineyard. The nearest city is Edgartown, MA. The station was first established in 1801. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1893.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 65 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-13715 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0438 (International)
ARLHS USA-132

NOAA Nautical Chart 13237

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.

Cape Poge (Pogue) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 28, 1987, reference number 87002040.

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