New London Harbor Light

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New London Harbor Light

 
Location: the west side of the Thames River New London Harbor Entrance near New London, CT
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Latest Condiitions.

About New London Harbor Light

The location of the light is the west side of the Thames River New London Harbor Entrance. The nearest city is New London, CT. The station was first established in 1760. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1801.

The lighthouse is a white octagonal pyramidal tower.

The tower has an isophase white light at a focal plane height of 90 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 17 nautical miles. The tower height is 89 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-21845 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0732 (International)

Red from 000 to 041. Covers Sarah Ledge and shoals westward. Red light range is 14nm.

The New London Harbor Light is the 4th oldest lighthouse in North America and the oldest in Connecticut.

The lighthouse is part of a private residence and adjacent to a restricted beach. The closest look at the lighthouse is from the street.

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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