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Rockland Breakwater Light

 
Location: the end of the 4,300 ft long breakwater in Rockland Harbor near Rockland, ME
Body of Water: West Penobscot Bay

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 8 PM TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. * SEAS...2 TO 4 FEET.

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About Rockland Breakwater Light

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The location of the light is the end of the 4,300 ft long breakwater in Rockland Harbor. The nearest city is Rockland, ME. The station was first established in 1827. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1902.

The lighthouse is a square tower on a dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 39 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 17 nautical miles. The tower height is 25 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-4130 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0102 (International)

Fog signal: (HORN): 1 every 15s

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.

Rockland Breakwater Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1981, reference number 81000067.

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