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Gig Harbor Light

Location: the west side of the south entrance to Colvos Passage near Tacoma, WA

About Gig Harbor Light

The location of the light is the west side of the south entrance to Colvos Passage. The nearest city is Tacoma, WA. The station was first established in 1918. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1918.

The lighthouse is a hexagonal concrete tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 13 ft above mean high water. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-17221 (U.S.)

Obscured from 162 to 273.

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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:01 am
Sunrise: 7:49 am
Sunset: 4:55 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:43 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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