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Trinidad Head Light

 
Location: Trinidad Harbor near Trinidad, CA

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 17 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY. * WINDS...N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT POSSIBLE N OF TRINIDAD HEAD. * WAVES...STEEP N 6 TO 8 FT AT AROUND 8 SECONDS.

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About Trinidad Head Light

The location of the light is Trinidad Harbor. The nearest city is Trinidad, CA. The station was first established in 1866. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1871.

The lighthouse is a square pyramidal tower.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 196 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 25 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-525 (U.S.)
Identification number: G4408 (International)

Light obscured northward of 140. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

Trinidad Head Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 3, 1991, reference number 91001098.

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