Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
There was a light in this area as early as the 15th century, when monks maintained a tower topped by torches.
Tower Height: 102
Height of Focal Plane: 551
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White hexagonal tower with red lantern in center of rectangular keeper's dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1790
Date Present Tower Built: 1790
Date Automated: 1980
Optics: 1947: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Fog Signal: Horn, 8-second blast every 31 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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