Orient Point Light

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Orient Point Light

Location: Long Island / Oyster Pond Reef near Orient Point, NY
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Orient Point Light

The location of the light is Long Island / Oyster Pond Reef. The nearest city is Orient Point, NY. The station was first established in 1899. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1899.

The lighthouse is a black conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 64 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 17 nautical miles. The tower height is 64 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 21095 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0718 (International)

Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.
HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).

Daymark: Black conical tower with white band in the center.

The Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise includes a close up view of this lighthouse.

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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