Edgartown Harbor Light

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Edgartown Harbor Light

Location: Edgartown Harbor near Edgartown, MA
Body of Water: Vineyard Sound

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Edgartown Harbor Light

The location of the light is Edgartown Harbor. The nearest city is Edgartown, MA. The station was first established in 1828. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1875.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 45 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 6 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

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

Identification number: 15420 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0440 (International)

The original Edgartown lighthouse was badly damaged in the 1938 hurricane. It was then replaced with a lighthouse that had stood on Crane Beach in Ipswich. The cast-iron lighthouse, built in 1875, was dismantled and shipped by barge to Edgartown.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13237

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.

Edgartown Harbor Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001465.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:27 am
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 4:44 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:21 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 8:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...South winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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