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Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light

Location: Long Island Sound near Bridgeport, CT

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Latest Condiitions.

About Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light

The location of the light is Long Island Sound. The nearest city is Bridgeport, CT. The station was first established in 1837. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1877.

The lighthouse is a gray granite octagonal tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 60 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 21260 (U.S.)

HORN: 1 blast ev 15s (2s bl).

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

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