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Lorain West Breakwater Light

Location: West Harbor Breakwater near Lorain, OH

Source: USBeacons

About Lorain West Breakwater Light


The location of the light is West Harbor Breakwater. The nearest city is Lorain, OH. The station was first established in 1837. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1917.

The lighthouse is a tower on a dwelling.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 50 ft. The light had a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Special Occasion    Active?: No

Identification number: 7-4320 (U.S.)

Deactivated in 1965.

The lighthouse is also called the Lorain Harbor Light.

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.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:13 am
Sunrise: 7:50 am
Sunset: 5:31 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:08 pm

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