Nauset Light

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Nauset Light

 
Location: Cape Cod - Boston Approach near Eastham, MA
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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The location of the light is Cape Cod - Boston Approach. The nearest city is Eastham, MA. The station was first established in 1838. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1877.

The lighthouse is a conical tower with the upper part red and lower part white.

The tower has alternating white and red lights at a focal plane height of 120 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 24 nautical miles. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Private aid to navigation.

Identification number: 1-510.1 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0396 (International)
ARLHS USA-529

In 1877, when the light was first lit it was in Chatham, MA. In 1923, the light was moved to Eastham. It was brought to Eastham to replace the Three Sisters lighthouses. The nearby cliff face was eroding and approaching the lighthouse. By the end of 1996, the lighthouse was only 37 feet from the edge. The lighthouse was moved 336 feet west away from the drop-off. The relocation was arranged by the non-profit Nauset Light Preservation Society. In 1998, the keepers house was moved back from the edge.

Lighted during night hours. Private aid.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13246

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 10 second period, the light alternates between white and red every 5 seconds.

Nauset Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001484.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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