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Name: Cap Manuel Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dakar, , Senegal

Location: On the south point of the Cap Vert Peninsula, West Africa.

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This lighthouse consists of a double tower with lanterns at different heights, each with its own characteristic. The tower heights are 55 feet and 39 feet, and the focal plane heights are 164 feet and 157 feet.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 164

Characteristic and Range: Upper light: Red flash every 4 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles. Lower light: Fixed light, visible for 11 nautical miles (white sector) and 8 nautical miles (red).

Description of Tower: Double tower with two red lanterns and galleries, on a white house.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1869

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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