Sunday, March 6, 2011

Nubble Light

Cape Neddick, Maine - February 25, 2011

Established: July 1, 1879
Light List: Aid No. 125/J0226
Position: N 43° 09' 54", W 70° 35' 28"
Nautical Chart
Cape Neddick, near the entrance to
York River; York, Maine
Characteristic: Iso R 6s (2) [6 seconds Red
alternating with 6 sec darkness]
Original Optics: Fourth-order Fresnel Lens -1879 (3)
Present optic: Fourth-order Fresnel Lens -1928
Elevation: 88-feet high Focal Plane
Range: 13 nautical miles visible reach at sea
(Daymark) 41-feet high White Conical Cast iron lined
with brick Tower with Black Lantern
Fog signal: One Second blast every 10 seconds
First Keeper: Nathaniel Otterson
Automated: July 13, 1987
Current Use: Active aid to navigation,
U.S. Coast Guard Access to Optic;
Owned by the Town of York since
June 20, 1998

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