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Name: Cap de Carteret Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Carteret Light

Nearest Town or City:
Carteret, , France

Location: Manche d├ępartement; west side of the Contentin Peninsula; on a cliff west of Carteret.

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Photo: Alistair Greig
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Two additional keeper's houses were built here in 1870. Although the lighthouse was severely damaged in 1944, it was restored to its original state after the war.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 265

Characteristic and Range: Occluding red light, one flash every 4 seconds, visible for 26 miles.

Description of Tower: Circular lantern above a square stone tower with a gallery, rising from a rectangular stone dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1830

Date Present Tower Built: 1830

Date Automated: 1976

Optics: Second-order lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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