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Miah Maull Shoal Light

 
Location: Shoal in Delaware Bay near Downe, NJ

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About Miah Maull Shoal Light

The location of the light is Shoal in Delaware Bay. The nearest city is Downe, NJ. The station was first established in 1913. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1913.

The lighthouse is a red conical tower.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 59 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 59 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1585 (U.S.)

Red conical tower, on gray conical pier; red cylindrical watch room and black lantern.

Red from 137.5 to 333, covers Brandywine Shoal and Cross Ledge. RACON: M ( ). Emergency light of lower intensity with same characteristic as main light when main light is extinguished. HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl). Maintained from Mar. 15th to Dec. 15th.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

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