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East Charity Shoals Light

Location: Lake Ontario due west of Grenadier Island / North of Galloo Island near Brownsville, NY

About East Charity Shoals Light

The location of the light is Lake Ontario due west of Grenadier Island / North of Galloo Island. The nearest city is Brownsville, NY. The station was first established in 1829. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1877.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 52 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 16 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-1760 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is 7 miles SW of the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. The light can be seen from there on a clear day. The direction link leads you to Tibbetts Point.

The East Charity Shoals Light marks the east side of the Charity Shoals Group,

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.

Directions to Tibbetts Point, NY
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