Ten Pound Island Light

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Ten Pound Island Light

 
Location: Babson Ledge near Gloucester, MA
Body of Water: Gloucester Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

About Ten Pound Island Light

The location of the light is Babson Ledge. The nearest city is Gloucester, MA. The station was first established in 1821. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1881.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has an isophase red light at a focal plane height of 57 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 5 nautical miles. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 9895 (U.S.)

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.

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