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Windmill Point Light, VT

 
Location: Windmill Point peninsula near Alburg, VT
Body of Water: Lake Champlain

About Windmill Point Light, VT

The location of the light is Windmill Point peninsula. The nearest city is Alburg, VT. The station was first established in 1830. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1858.

The lighthouse is a brick octagonal tower. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 40 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

The light was reactivated in 2002 to replace the skeleton tower erected next to it. In August 2002 it was relit with a new solar powered beacon installed in the tower.

The Windmill Point Light is the northernmost lighthouse on Lake Champlain.

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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

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