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Sodus Outer (Pierhead) Light

 
Location: on a breakwater at the west side of the entrance to Sodus Bay near Sodus Point, NY

About Sodus Outer (Pierhead) Light

The location of the light is on a breakwater at the west side of the entrance to Sodus Bay. The nearest city is Sodus Point, NY. The station was first established in 1834. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1938.

The lighthouse is a square pyramidal tower.

The tower has an isophase green light at a focal plane height of 51 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 49 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-2170 (U.S.)

The first tower was a wood square pyramidal tower.

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for 2 then off for 2.

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