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Sturgeon Bay (North Pierhead) Light

Location: Sturgeon Bay Canal entrance near Sturgeon Bay, WI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

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About Sturgeon Bay (North Pierhead) Light

The location of the light is Sturgeon Bay Canal entrance. The nearest city is Sturgeon Bay, WI. The station was first established in 1882. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1903.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical tower attached to fog signal building.

The tower had a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 40 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The light had a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: No

Identification number: 7-21005 (U.S.)

HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si). Operates by keying the microphone five times on VHF FM marine radio channel 83A/157.175MHz.

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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

Sturgeon Bay (North Pierhead) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 1979, reference number 79000074.

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