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Franklin Island Light

 
Location: Franklin Island in Muscongus Bay near Friendship, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY... * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Franklin Island Light

The location of the light is Franklin Island in Muscongus Bay. The nearest city is Friendship, ME. The station was first established in 1805. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1855.

The lighthouse is a white tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 57 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 57 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 4980 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0132 (International)

Obscured by trees from 253 to 352.

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.

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