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Name: Cherbourg Ïle Pelée Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cherbourg, , France

Location: Manche département; on an island in the NE approaches to Cherbourg.

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Photo: Service des Phares et Balises

Tower Height: 26

Height of Focal Plane: 62

Characteristic and Range: Occluding white light, two white flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 10 miles (red sector: 7 miles).

Description of Tower: White and red pedestal on the fort.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1821: White circular stone tower on Fort Royal, 12 feet tall, focal plane height of 85 feet. 1900: White iron tower, 33 feet tall, focal plane height of 67 feet (destroyed in 1944).

Date Established: 1821

Date Present Tower Built: Late 1940s?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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