East Chop (Telegraph Hill) Light

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East Chop (Telegraph Hill) Light

 
Location: Vineyard Haven approach - Martha's Vineyard near Oak Bluffs, MA
Body of Water: Vineyard Sound
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

About East Chop (Telegraph Hill) Light

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The location of the light is Vineyard Haven approach - Martha's Vineyard. The nearest city is Oak Bluffs, MA. The station was first established in 1869. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1877.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has an isophase green light at a focal plane height of 79 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Admission to the tower is open seasonally.    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-13745 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0446 (International)
ARLHS USA-259

NOAA Nautical Chart 13237

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

East Chop (Telegraph Hill) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001480.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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