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Fourteen Foot Bank Light

Location: Delaware Bay approximately 3 miles offshore of Bowers Beach, Delaware near Bowers Beach, DE

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About Fourteen Foot Bank Light

The location of the light is Delaware Bay approximately 3 miles offshore of Bowers Beach, Delaware. The nearest city is Bowers Beach, DE. The station was first established in 1876. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1888.

The lighthouse is a white tower and dwelling on black cylindrical pier.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 59 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 59 ft. The light has a period of 9 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1575 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is a 3 story cast iron tower topped by a lantern and a upper gallery deck. The tower rests on a black trumpet shaped iron caisson lined with concrete. The lighthouse includes a keepers quarters.

Red from 332.5 to 151, covers Brown and Joe Flogger Shoals. HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl). Operates continuously from Mar. 15th to Dec. 1st.

Structure maintained by entity outside the U.S. Coast Guard.

3s fl 6s ec.

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 9 second period, the light is on for less than 4.5 then off for more than 4.5.

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