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Solomons Lump Light

Location: Kedges Strait in the Chesapeake Bay near Crisfield, MD

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About Solomons Lump Light

The location of the light is Kedges Strait in the Chesapeake Bay. The nearest city is Crisfield, MD. The station was first established in 1875. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1895.

The lighthouse is a white square tower on cylindrical base.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 47 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 47 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 2-23475 (U.S.)
Identification number: J1980 (International)

The light was automated in 1950. Red sectors from 086 to 111 and from 288 to 294 with a range of 6nm. The light is obscured from 331.5 to 039

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

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.
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