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Name: Cap d'Alprech Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Alpreck Light

Nearest Town or City:
Le Portel, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.

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Photo: Service des Phares et Balises, 1962
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The 1842 lighthouse here was destroyed by German troops during World War II.

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 203

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

Description of Tower: White cylindrical metal tower, with a spiralling exterior staircase leading to the lantern room.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1830: Light on the signal station. 1842: White square brick tower, with storage building attached; dwelling nearby (both destroyed in 1942). Late 1940s?: Lantern on a square skeleton tower on a concrete base, focal plane height of 184 feet.

Date Established: 1830

Date Present Tower Built: 1962

Date Automated: 1977

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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