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Dunkirk (Point Gratiot) Light

 
Location: Lake Erie / Point Gratiot near Dunkirk, NY

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About Dunkirk (Point Gratiot) Light

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The location of the light is Lake Erie / Point Gratiot. The nearest city is Dunkirk, NY. The station was first established in 1826. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1875.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 82 ft above mean high water. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-3410 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1960.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

Dunkirk (Point Gratiot) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 18, 1979, reference number 79001568.

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