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Moose Peak Light

 
Location: the southeastern tip of Mistake Island near Jonesport, ME

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About Moose Peak Light

The location of the light is the southeastern tip of Mistake Island. The nearest city is Jonesport, ME. The station was first established in 1827. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1856.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 72 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 20 nautical miles. The tower height is 57 ft. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-1390 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0028 (International)

The light was automated in 1972.

Mistake Island is the foggiest place on the Atlantic Coast with nearly 1600 hours of fog per year. The island and lighthouse are only accessible by boat.

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

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