Bishop and Clerks Light
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Bishop and Clerks Light, 2005
|Year first constructed||1858 (original)|
|Year first lit||1998|
|Deactivated||1928, destroyed 1952 by USCG (original)|
|Markings / pattern||Gray granite tower, black lantern, lead colored fog bell tower on west side (original)
White with red band
|Height||59.5 feet (18.1 m) from base to center of lantern (original)
30 feet (9.1 m)
|Focal height||45 feet (14 m)|
|Original lens||4th order Fresnel lens (original)|
|Range||14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 30s with red sector(original)
Fl W 6s (current)
|Fog signal||Bell every 15 seconds (original)|
The light was established in a granite tower in 1858. It was automated in 1923, deactivated five years later and demolished in 1952. The Coast Guard has erected a fiberglass pole on the site with a light on top.
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