Wood End Light

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Wood End Light

Location: approach to Provincetown Harbor near Provincetown, MA
Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

About Wood End Light

The location of the light is approach to Provincetown Harbor. The nearest city is Provincetown, MA. The station was first established in 1864. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1872.

The lighthouse is a white square tower.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 45 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 45 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

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

Identification number: 1-13270 (U.S.)

Light may also be displayed during daytime when sound signal is in operation. HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).

NOAA Nautical Chart 13246

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.

Wood End Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001504.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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