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Cumberland Head Light

 
Location: the southern tip of Cumberland Point at the entrance to Cumberland Bay near Plattsburgh, NY
Body of Water: Lake Champlain

About Cumberland Head Light

The location of the light is the southern tip of Cumberland Point at the entrance to Cumberland Bay. The nearest city is Plattsburgh, NY. The station was first established in 1838. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1868.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 75 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 7 nautical miles. The light had a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: No

Identification number: 1-39380 (U.S.)

The light was inactive from 1934-2003. The current light on a skeleton tower shows a higher intensity beam to the South.

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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.


Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:43 am
Sunrise: 7:27 am
Sunset: 4:42 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:25 pm

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