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Matinicus Rock (N)

 
Location: 6 miles south of Matinicus Island on Matinicus Rock - approaching Penobscot Bay near Matinicus, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

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About Matinicus Rock (N)

The location of the light is 6 miles south of Matinicus Island on Matinicus Rock - approaching Penobscot Bay. The nearest city is Matinicus, ME. The station was first established in 1827. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1857.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 90 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 20 nautical miles. The tower height is 48 ft. The light had a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: No

Identification number: 3195 (U.S.)

On August 15, 1923 the north light was permanently discontinued.

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

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