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Execution Rocks Light

Location: on Execution Rocks Island off the shore from Sands Point near Port Washington, NY
Body of Water: Long Island Sound

About Execution Rocks Light


The location of the light is on Execution Rocks Island off the shore from Sands Point. The nearest city is Port Washington, NY. The station was first established in 1850. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1850.

The lighthouse is a conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 62 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 60 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-21440 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0916 (International)

Light was automated in 1979.

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

Execution Rocks Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 23, 2007, reference number 07000094.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:39 am
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 4:58 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:34 pm

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