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Race Point Light

 
Location: Northern tip of Cape Cod near Provincetown, MA
Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay
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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About Race Point Light

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The location of the light is Northern tip of Cape Cod. The nearest city is Provincetown, MA. The station was first established in 1816. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1876.

The lighthouse is a conical white tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 41 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. The tower height is 25 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-485 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0386 (International)
ARLHS USA-680

Obscured from 220 to 292.
Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

The lighthouse and keepers quarters were the backdrop for the 2009 movie The Lightkeepers.

Overnight stays in the quarters are open to the public.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13246

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

Race Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001482.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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