Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cape Cod Lighthouse: Nobska Light - Woods Hole, MA

Nobska Lighthouse
Woods Hole, MA

GPS: N41° 30.940;  W70° 39.319

Short Description:

Nobska Lighthouse is located at Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole, MA  on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Long Description (from Wikipedia)

Year first constructed 1829
Year first lit                1876 (current tower)
Automated                 1985
Foundation                 Natural Emplaced
Construction               Iron with brick lining
Tower shape              Cylindrical
Markings / pattern      White with black lantern
Height                        40 feet (12 m)
Focal height                87 feet (27 m)
Original lens                Fifth-order Fresnel lens, 1876
Current lens                Fourth-order Fresnel lens, 1888
Range                         White 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi), Red 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic              Flash White , 6 sec. Red sector
Fog signal                   2 blasts every 30s
Admiralty number        J0456
ARLHS number          USA-550
USCG number            1-15560

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