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Grindel Point Light

Location: West side of Islesboro Island near Islesboro, ME

About Grindel Point Light

The location of the light is West side of Islesboro Island. The nearest city is Islesboro, ME. The station was first established in 1850. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1874.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 39 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 4 nautical miles. The tower height is 39 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-4405 (U.S.)

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: 5:23 am
Sunrise: 7:05 am
Sunset: 4:30 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:12 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 11:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS...South 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. * SEAS...6 to 11 feet.

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