Derby Wharf Light

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Derby Wharf Light

Location: the end of Derby Wharf in the Salem Maritime NHS. near Salem, MA
Body of Water: Salem Harbor

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Derby Wharf Light


The location of the light is the end of Derby Wharf in the Salem Maritime NHS.. The nearest city is Salem, MA. The station was first established in 1871. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1871.

The lighthouse is a square tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 25 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 4 nautical miles. The tower height is 22 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-10129 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0296 (International)

Maintained by the U.S. Parks Service.

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.

Derby Wharf Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001466.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:31 am
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 4:39 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:18 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 20 at 10:00PM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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