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Newburyport Harbor (Plum Island)

 
Location: the top of Plum Island near Ipswich Bay near Newburyport, MA
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Newburyport Harbor (Plum Island)

The location of the light is the top of Plum Island near Ipswich Bay. The nearest city is Newburyport, MA. The station was first established in 1788. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1898.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has a occulting green light at a focal plane height of 50 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 45 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-260 (U.S.)

Light Pattern: 7s fl 2s ec. 4s fl 2s ec.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 15 second period, the light is on for more than 7.5 then off for less than 7.5.

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