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Monhegan Island Light

 
Location: On Monhegan Island - 9 miles SE of Pemaquid Point near Monhegan, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Monhegan Island Light

The location of the light is On Monhegan Island - 9 miles SE of Pemaquid Point. The nearest city is Monhegan, ME. The station was first established in 1824. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1850.

The lighthouse is a white tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 178 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 20 nautical miles. The tower height is 178 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 4925 (U.S.)

Within 3 miles of island the light is obscured between west and southwest.
Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

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 15 second period, the light is on for less than 7.5 then off for more than 7.5.

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