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Charleston (Sullivans Island) Light

Location: south side of Sullivans Island near Sullivans Island, SC

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About Charleston (Sullivans Island) Light

The location of the light is south side of Sullivans Island. The nearest city is Sullivans Island, SC. The station was first established in 1962. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1962.

The lighthouse is a triangular tower (top half black, lower half white).

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 163 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 26 nautical miles. The tower height is 140 ft. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 3-195 (U.S.)

Visible all around; higher intensity from 217 to 071. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

The period consists of:

0.2sec flash 4.8sec eclipsed.
0.2sec flash 24.8sec eclipsed.

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

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