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Name: Cap Matifou Light  

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Also known as: Bourdj el Bairi Light

Nearest Town or City:
Alger (Algiers), , Algeria

Location: Central coast, across the bay from Algiers.

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Managing Organization:
Office National de Signalisation Maritime

This light also serves as an aviation light. The tower has been removed from the top of the structure, but a small beacon remains on top of the house.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 242

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower with a dark green lantern on a white dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1868

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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