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Name: Canal de Saint Louis Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Saint Louis du Rhône, , France

Location: Bouches du Rhône département; at the end of the south jetty of the canal linking the Golfe de Fos with the eastern arm of the Rhône River.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 47

Characteristic and Range: Quick flash; range 11 nautical miles (white sector) and 8 nm (red sector).

Description of Tower: White hourglass-shaped tower with a red top, on a white square base marked "Canal Saint Louis."

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1872: Brown circular metal tower, 39 feet tall, with a circular storage room below the lantern and a stone room surrounding the base. Post-1945?: Brown circular tower with a white lantern, 43 feet tall.

Date Established: 1872

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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