Eastern Point Light

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Eastern Point Light

 
Location: the east side of Gloucester Harbor Entrance near Gloucester, MA
Body of Water: Gloucester Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

About Eastern Point Light

The location of the light is the east side of Gloucester Harbor Entrance. The nearest city is Gloucester, MA. The station was first established in 1832. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1890.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 57 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 20 nautical miles. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-330 (U.S.)

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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