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Heron Neck Light

Location: Southern tip of Green Island near Vinalhaven, ME

About Heron Neck Light

The location of the light is Southern tip of Green Island. The nearest city is Vinalhaven, ME. The station was first established in 1854. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1854.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a fixed red light at a focal plane height of 92 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 92 ft.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-3760 (U.S.)

White sector from 030 to 063.Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.
HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).

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.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:23 am
Sunrise: 7:04 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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