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Name: Cherbourg Fort de l'Est Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cherbourg, , France

Location: Manche d├ępartement; east end of the Digue du Large in the Rade de Cherbourg.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 62

Characteristic and Range: Isophase green light, 4-second period, visible for 9 miles.

Description of Tower: White pylon.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1853: White circular masonry tower, 27 feet tall. 1862: White circular masonry tower, 51 feet tall.

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: 1913

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.C

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