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Marquette Breakwater Outer Light

 
Location: near Marquette, MI

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 22 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT TUESDAY. * WIND AND WAVES DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: EXPECT

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About Marquette Breakwater Outer Light

The nearest city is Marquette, MI. The station was first established in 1875. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1908.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower with a red band.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 36 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 36 ft. The light has a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?:    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 14635 (U.S.)

Red from 181 to 198.
HORN: 1 blast ev 15s (2s bl).
Operates by keying microphone five times on VHF-FM Ch. 79.

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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

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