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Hams Bluff Light

 
Location: the approach to Fredericksted Harbor, NW coast of St. Croix. near Fredericksted, VI

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 17 at 2:00PM AST by NWS
...HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGIONAL WATERS AND PASSAGES... .HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WATERS AND THE ANEGADA PASSAGE THIS AFTERNOON. ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM AST THURSDAY...

About Hams Bluff Light

The location of the light is the approach to Fredericksted Harbor, NW coast of St. Croix.. The nearest city is Fredericksted, VI. The station was first established in 1915. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1915.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 394 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 16 nautical miles. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 3-32845 (U.S.)

The historic tower has been abandoned; the beacon is now mounted on an adjacent new truss tower. Visible from 053 to 265, partially obscured from 053 to 062.

Light Pattern: 0.2s fl 19.8s ec. 0.2s fl 9.8s ec.

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 30 second period, the light is on for less than 15 then off for more than 15.

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