For a time (1853-1872) there were three lighthouses at this site in an effort to keep the light from being confused with others in the area, but two of the lighthouses were eventually destroyed. The attractions near this lighthouse include an information center, a meteorological and ornithological station, art exhibitions and concerts. The lighthouse is open in summer.
Tower Height: 111
Height of Focal Plane: 128
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds, range 17 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1836
Date Present Tower Built: 1853
Optics: Second order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
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