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Grand Traverse (Cats Head Point) Light

 
Location: Grand Traverse Point at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula near Northport, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

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Gale Warning is in effect until November 21 at 3:00PM CST by NWS
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MONDAY TO 3 PM CST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A GALE WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MONDAY TO 3 PM CST TUESDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * WINDS...TO 40 KT. * SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 14 FT.

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About Grand Traverse (Cats Head Point) Light

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The location of the light is Grand Traverse Point at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. The nearest city is Northport, MI. The station was first established in 1852. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1858.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 50 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 41 ft. The light had a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: No

Identification number: 7-18110 (U.S.)

The light is visible from 260 to 065 degrees true.

The light was automated in 1972.

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.

Grand Traverse (Cats Head Point) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1984, reference number 84001799.

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