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Watch Hill Light

 
Location: Watch Hill Point at the Fishers Island Sound East Approach near Watch Hill, RI
Body of Water: Block Island Sound
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 6:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

About Watch Hill Light

The location of the light is Watch Hill Point at the Fishers Island Sound East Approach. The nearest city is Watch Hill, RI. The station was first established in 1808. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1857.

The lighthouse is a square, gray granite tower attached to white building.

The tower has alternating lights at a focal plane height of 61 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 61 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-19795 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0658 (International)

Emergency light Fl W 2.5s of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. Lighted throughout 24 hours. HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).

NOAA Nautical Chart 13205

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 5 second period, the light alternates between every 2.5 seconds.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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