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Southeast Shoal Light

Location: near the southern end of Southeast Shoal in the Pelee Passage near Leamington, ON

About Southeast Shoal Light

The location of the light is near the southern end of Southeast Shoal in the Pelee Passage. The nearest city is Leamington, ON. The station was first established in 1927. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1951.

The lighthouse is a white square structure with red stripes on a pyramidal base.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 70 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 21 nautical miles. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-6795 (U.S.)

RACON: K ( - . - )
Winter light Fl W 4s. Seasonal. Emergency light.

The light was automated in 1974. On top of the structure there is a helicopter pad which was added in 1976.

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

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