Cape Meares Light

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 25 July 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

The lens is a first order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. It is an eight-sided lens with 4 primary lenses and 4 bull's-eye lenses with red panels covering the bull's-eye lenses. It produced about 30 seconds of fixed white light from the primary lens followed by a red flash of 5 seconds from the bull's-eye lens once every minute. This was the signature of Cape Meares Lighthouse. The primary lens produced 18,000 candlepower and the bull's-eye lens produced 160,000 candlepower. The light could be seen 21 nautical miles at sea. (http://www.capemeareslighthouse.org)

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