The main light is directional; i.e. it shines with greater intensity within a 2 degree arc of its beam. The tower also holds an auxiliary light with a focal plane height of 75 feet that is synchronized with the directional light and emits four white flashes every 15 seconds over 7 miles (red sector: 4 miles).
Tower Height: 39
Height of Focal Plane: 69
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 15 seconds; range 21 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White square masonry tower, upper part black.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1874
Date Present Tower Built: 1874
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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