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Name: Ouistreham Main Light   

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Nearest Town or City:
Ouistreham, , France

Location: West side of the entrance to the Orne River, Calvados.

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

Tower Height: 125

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Occulting light with a 4-second period, visible for 17 nautical miles (white sector) and 13 nautical miles (red).

Description of Tower: White conical masonry tower with a red upper portion under the gallery.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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