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Cleft of the Rock Light

 
Location: Off Highway 101 (M.P.166), 1.8 miles south of Yachats (Private) near Yachats, OR

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About Cleft of the Rock Light

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The location of the light is Off Highway 101 (M.P.166), 1.8 miles south of Yachats (Private). The nearest city is Yachats, OR. The station was first established in 1976. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1976.

The lighthouse is a square pyramidal tower.

The tower has alternating white and red lights at a focal plane height of 110 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 16 nautical miles. The tower height is 34 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-640 (U.S.)

Cleft of the Rock Light is a privately owned lighthouse. It was built by Jim Gibbs, a former keeper of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. The tower is a replica of the 1898 Fiddle Reef Lighthouse, which was a lighthouse on Vancouver Island near Victoria. The Coast Guard made Cleft of the Rock Light an official navigational marker in 1979.

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 10 second period, the light alternates between white and red every 5 seconds.

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