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Greens Ledge Light

 
Location: Long Island Sound / Norwalk Islands near Rowayton, CT
Source: USBeacons

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About Greens Ledge Light

The location of the light is Long Island Sound / Norwalk Islands. The nearest city is Rowayton, CT. The station was first established in 1902. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1902.

The lighthouse is a cast iron conical "Spark Plug" style tower.

The tower has alternating lights at a focal plane height of 62 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. The tower height is 52 ft. The light has a period of 12 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-21340 (U.S.)

The range of the white light is 18nm while the range of the red light is only 15nm. The light was automated in 1972.

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 12 second period, the light alternates between every 6 seconds.

Greens Ledge Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 1990, reference number 89001468.

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