Nobska Light


Nobska Light
Nobska Light
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Nobska Light (March 2005)
Location Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°30′56.7″N 70°39′18.5″W / 41.51575°N 70.655139°W / 41.51575; -70.655139
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 ft, 87 feet above sea level
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Range White 13 nm, Red 11 nm
Characteristic Flashing White 6s with a a red sector, Obscured from 125° to 195°.

Red from 263° to 289°, covers Hedge Fence and L′Hommedieu Shoal. Lighted throughout 24 hours. Floodlighted sunset to sunrise. HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si)

Nobska Light, or Nobsque Light, also known as Nobska Point Light is a lighthouse located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

First built in 1828, Nobska Light was rebuilt in 1876.


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