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Minots Ledge Light

Location: on Cohasset Rocks near Scituate, MA
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Minots Ledge Light

The location of the light is on Cohasset Rocks. The nearest city is Scituate, MA. The station was first established in 1850. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1860.

The lighthouse is a gray conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 85 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The light has a period of 45 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 440 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0360 (International)

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 45 second period, the light is on for less than 22.5 then off for more than 22.5.

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