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Wolf Trap Light

Location: Lower Chesapeake Bay near Mathews, VA

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About Wolf Trap Light

The location of the light is Lower Chesapeake Bay. The nearest city is Mathews, VA. The station was first established in 1821. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1894.

The lighthouse is a octagonal red brick dwelling, square tower on brown cylinder.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 52 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 55 ft. The light has a period of 15 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7255 (U.S.)

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 15 second period, the light is on for less than 7.5 then off for more than 7.5.

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