Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Facts

Facts & Information – Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda

Gibbs Hill (height) 245 feet

Facts & Information - Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda
Lighthouse (height)

 

117 feet
Cast Iron
8 Platforms
185 Steps
Light (height) 362 feet above sea level
Reach of Light
seen from ships up to  40 Miles
seen from Airplanes (at 10 000 feet) up to 120 Miles
Light 1.000-watt electric bulb
Lens

 

revolves around the light
weight: two and three quarter-tons
series of concentric prisms
powers light up to a half million candle power
complete revolution once every 60 seconds
flash of two seconds duration at every ten-second interval
 

Approach Lights To Bermuda (From Seaward)

All position information provided is referenced to WGS 84 datum, with latitudes and longitudes provided derived from British Admiralty Hydrographic Office charts. It is advisable to check with Bermuda Harbour Radio before transiting all channels for the latest navigational warnings. (All information supplied by the Department of Marine & Ports Services — March 2001).

 

NAME AND POSITION CHARACTER REMARKS

North Rock Beacon

32° 28.5’N 64° 46.1’W

Group flash white (4)
every 20 secs.
70 ft. G.R.P. tower. Black over yellow.
(North Cardinal Mark.) Radar reflector.
The words “NORTH ROCK” in white letters on a black background near the top of the tower. Visible 12 miles.

North East Breaker Beacon


32° 28.7’N 64° 41.0’W

Flash white every 2 1/2 secs. Red G.R.P. tower on a red concrete tripod base. Height 45 ft. The words “NORTHEAST” in red letters on a white background at the base of the tower. Radar reflector.
RACON “N”. Visible 12 miles.

Kitchen Shoal Beacon


32° 26.1’N 64° 37.6’W

Group flash white (3)every 15 secs. Red and white horizontal striped G.R.P. tower on a concrete tripod (Eastern Cardinal Mark.) Height 45ft. The word “KITCHEN” in red letters on a white background at the base of the tower. Radar reflector. Visible 12 miles.

Eastern Blue Cut Beacon


32° 23.9’N 64° 52.6W

White flashing Morse “U” (.._) every 10 seconds Black and white horizontally striped G.R.P. tower on a black concrete tripod with EASTERN BLUE CUT in black lettering on a white central band.  Radar reflector.  Height 60 ft.  Visible for 12 miles.      

Chub Heads Beacon


32° 17.2’N 64° 58.9’W

Very quick flash white(9) every 15 sec. Yellow and black horizontal striped G.R.P. tower. (Western Cardinal Mark.) on a black concrete tripod with “CHUB HEADS” in white letters on black central band. Radar reflector. RACON “C”. Height 60ft. Visible 12 miles

Mills Breaker Buoy


32° 23.9’N 64° 36.9’W

Very quick flash white (3) every 5 secs. Eastern cardinal mark. Coloured black with a single broad horizontal yellow band. Topmark – 2 black cones, one above the other base to base. The word “MILLS” in black on yellow background

Spit Buoy


32° 22.7’N 64° 38.5’W

Quick flash white (3)every 10 secs. Eastern cardinal mark. Coloured black with a single broad horizontal yellow band. Topmark – 2 black cones, one above the other, base to base. The word “SPIT” in black on yellow background.

Sea Buoy


32° 22.9’N 64° 37.1’W

White flashing
Morse “A” (.-) every 6 seconds
Pillar Buoy and is a safe water mark with red and white vertical stripes with the letters “S.B.” in white on the side. It has a red ball top mark.

Facts & Information – St. Davids Lighthouse Bermuda

Facts and Information - St. Davids Lighthouse Bermuda
St. Davids Lighthouse Bermuda

 

LIGHTS CHARACTER REMARKS
St. David’s Island Lighthouse
32° 21.8’N 64° 39.1’W
Fixed red and green sectored light below a group flashing white (2)every 20 secs.
Red sector:

  • 135°T-221°T
  • 276°T-044°T
  • 044°T-135°T

Green Sector:

  • 221°T-276°T

(Bearings from seaward)

Height 212 ft. Range – red and green
sectors 20 miles. White flashing light 15 miles.
Between 044°T-135°T both lights partially obscured by land.
Kindley Field Aero Beacon
32° 21.95’N 64° 40.55’W
Alternating white and green.1 white 1 green. (Rotating Aero Beacon.) Height 140 ft. (light/loom) visible 15 miles.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
32° 15.2’N 64° 50.1’W
Revolving white flash
every 10 secs.

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