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Egmont Key Light

Location: Tampa Bay near St. Petersburg, FL

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About Egmont Key Light

The location of the light is Tampa Bay. The nearest city is St. Petersburg, FL. The station was first established in 1848. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1858.

The lighthouse is a white tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 85 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 24 nautical miles. The tower height is 85 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1370 (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 15 second period, the light is on for less than 7.5 then off for more than 7.5.

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