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Palmer Island Light

 
Location: west side of New Bedford Reach near New Bedford, MA
Body of Water: New Bedford Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 6:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

About Palmer Island Light

The location of the light is west side of New Bedford Reach. The nearest city is New Bedford, MA. The station was first established in 1849. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1849.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower on a stone pier.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 34 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 33 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-16898 (U.S.)

From 1888 until 1891 it served, with Fairhaven Bridge Light, as a range light to guide vessels past Butler Flats, a rocky shoal on the west side of the entrance channel.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13230

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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Palmer Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1980, reference number 80000433.

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