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Name: Cayeux-Brighton Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Cayeux-sur-Mer Light

Nearest Town or City:
Cayeux-sur-Mer, , France

Location: English Channel.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The second lighthouse here (1835) was destroyed in August 1944 by German troops. The new lighthouse completed in 1951 is very similar to its predecessor.

Tower Height: 105

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 5 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White circular tower with a red upper portion and lantern; dwelling nearby.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
Circa 1780: Tower with a fixed white light. 1835: White circular tower rising from a square dwelling, 95 feet tall.

Date Established: c. 1780

Date Present Tower Built: 1951

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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