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Ram Island Light Station

 
Location: near the east side of the mouth of Boothbay Harbor offshore of Ram Island near Ocean Point, ME

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Ram Island Light Station

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The location of the light is near the east side of the mouth of Boothbay Harbor offshore of Ram Island. The nearest city is Ocean Point, ME. The station was first established in 1883. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1883.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower with a granite caisson.

The tower has an isophase red light at a focal plane height of 36 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The tower height is 40 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

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

Identification number: 1-5420 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0136 (International)

(Red with 2 white sectors) White from 258 to 261 and from 030 to 046, covers fairways. Range White 11nm, Red 9nm, White 9nm.

HORN: 1 blast every 30sec (3sec blast).

The tower is connected to the island by a catwalk.

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.

Ram Island Light Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 21, 1988, reference number 87002280.

NOTE: Sectors of colored glass are placed in the lanterns of some lights in order to produce a system of light sectors of different colors. In general, red sectors are used to mark shoals or to warn the mariner of other obstructions to navigation or of nearby land. Such lights provide approximate bearing information, since observers may note the change of color as they cross the boundary between sectors.
Directions to Ocean Point at the end of Route 96 on Linekin Neck in Boothbay Harbor.
to view Ram Island Light Station


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