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Georgetown Light

Location: North Island / Winyah Bay entrance near Georgetown, SC

About Georgetown Light

The location of the light is North Island / Winyah Bay entrance. The nearest city is Georgetown, SC. The station was first established in 1812. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1812.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical 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 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 85 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 120 (U.S.)

Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. The 15 second period consists of

3sec flash 7sec eclipsed.
3sec flash 2sec eclipsed.

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.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:53 am
Sunrise: 7:19 am
Sunset: 5:38 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:04 pm

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