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St. James (Beaver Island) Harbor Light

 
Location: St. James Harbor / western approach Mackinac Straits near St. James, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * PLEASE SEE THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

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About St. James (Beaver Island) Harbor Light

The location of the light is St. James Harbor / western approach Mackinac Straits. The nearest city is St. James, MI. The station was first established in 1852. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1870.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower with a black lantern.

The tower has an isophase red light at a focal plane height of 38 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-17845 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1927. The light is obscured from 12730` to 19930`.

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

St. James (Beaver Island) Harbor Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 29, 1978, reference number 78001495.

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