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Whaleback Ledge Light

 
Location: the approach to Portsmouth Harbor near Kittery Point, ME
Photo by: Jim Tracy
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Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. * SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

About Whaleback Ledge Light

The location of the light is the approach to Portsmouth Harbor. The nearest city is Kittery Point, ME. The station was first established in 1820. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1872.

The lighthouse is a natural color conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 59 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si). Fog signal is radio activated, during times of reduced visibility, turn marine radio to channel 79. Key microphone 5 times consecutively, to activate fog signal for 45 minutes.

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

Photo by: Angela N.
Source: Flickr Creative Commons
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