Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
In 1922, this lighthouse was raised in height by about 40 feet (12 meters). In 1929, it was encased in a framework of reinforced concrete.
Tower Height: 151
Height of Focal Plane: 164
Characteristic and Range: Group flashing white (4) every 17 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower with outer layer of concrete, red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1851
Date Present Tower Built: 1851
Date Automated: 1996
Optics: 1851: Second order Fresnel lens; 1923: Third order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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