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Name: Calais Fort Rouge Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Calais, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

The fort was built on a large pile structure in the harbor at Calais in 1695 to protect the town against attacks from England. A light was installed on the fort in 1772. The fort was demolished in 1864, and the light was replaced by the new Jetée Est lighthouse.

Height of Focal Plane: 33

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for 10 miles.

Description of Tower: Lantern on a fort built on a wooden pile structure.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1772

Date Deactivated: 1864

Current Use: Destroyed.

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