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Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Trip To Great Point

I drove out to Great Point this afternoon. It was a nice day to go up there. Sunny, calm and warm.

Great Point as seen from Coskata-


Up close-


The solar panels used to charge the batteries which power the light. There is no electric service at Great Point-


The red sector-


The door leading into the lighthouse covered in graffiti-


The rip-


There were plenty of seals up at the point-


This one I discovered had expired-


Back to Town. Work is progressing on the rebuilding of the storm damaged Sanford walkway-


Today's sunset-


Blog reader, Dan, asked what was the red sector for on Great Point Light. The red sector is from 085 degrees to 106 degrees on the compass. It covers Cross Rip and Tuckernuck Shoals. 
Whenever I'm on the steamship going across the sound at night, I always make it a point to go up outside on deck and watch for the red sector of Great Point Light.

3 comments:

Dan said...

What is the reason for the red sector?

Dan said...

Ok, so how does that translate into a useable navigation aid? If you see red, you're in trouble?

Martie said...

Yes.