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Cape Sarichef Light

Location: northwest tip of Unimak Island near Akutan, AK

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About Cape Sarichef Light

The location of the light is northwest tip of Unimak Island. The nearest city is Akutan, AK. The station was first established in 1904. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1950.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 170 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The light has a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-1230 (U.S.)
Identification number: G6916 (International)

The Coast Guard razed and rebuilt Cape Sarichef Light in 1950. The tower and buildings were demolished in 1999. Today, the light is automated, and the beacon is mounted on a skeleton tower. The focal plane is 170ft above mean sea level.

Obscured from 223.5 to 018.5.

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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

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