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Goose Rocks Light

Location: East approach to the Fox Islands Thorofare - in East Penobscot Bay near North Haven, ME

About Goose Rocks Light


The location of the light is East approach to the Fox Islands Thorofare - in East Penobscot Bay. The nearest city is North Haven, ME. The station was first established in 1890. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1890.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 51 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The tower height is 51 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-3885 (U.S.)

White sector from 301 to 304. White sector range is 12nm.
HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl).

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.

Goose Rocks Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 21, 1988, reference number 87002267.

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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