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Fowey Rocks Light

Location: Off Key Biscayne near Coral Gables, FL
Source: National Data Buoy Center

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There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

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About Fowey Rocks Light

The location of the light is Off Key Biscayne. The nearest city is Coral Gables, FL. The station was first established in 1878. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1878.

The lighthouse is a brown octagonal, pyramidal skeleton tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 110 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 110 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 920 (U.S.)
Identification number: J2960 (International)

Owned and maintained by the National Data Buoy Center.

White from 188 to 359 and from 022 to 180, red in intervening sectors. RACON: O ( ).

The range in the red sector is 10nm.

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.

Fowey Rocks Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 26, 2011, reference number 10001181.

NOTE: Sectors of colored glass are placed in the lanterns of some lights in order to produce a system of light sectors of different colors. In general, red sectors are used to mark shoals or to warn the mariner of other obstructions to navigation or of nearby land. Such lights provide approximate bearing information, since observers may note the change of color as they cross the boundary between sectors.
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