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Romer Shoal Light

 
Location: Lower NY Bay / Swash Channel near New York, NY, NJ
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 IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

About Romer Shoal Light

The location of the light is Lower NY Bay / Swash Channel. The nearest city is New York, NY, NJ. The station was first established in 1838. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1898.

The lighthouse is a conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 54 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 54 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 35070 (U.S.)
Identification number: J1090 (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:lower part white upper part brown; on black cylindrical pier.

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 15 second period, the light is on for less than 7.5 then off for more than 7.5.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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