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Name: Iles Saint-Marcouf Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Ravenoville-Plage, , France

Location: Manche département; east side of the Cotentin peninsula; about 4 miles offshore.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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The island is not open to the public. The original lighthouse was destroyed by German troops in 1944.

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 59

Characteristic and Range: Three quick white flashes every 5 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square concrete tower with a green lantern, on the walls of the fort on Ïle du Large.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1840: Circular stone tower inside the fort, 48 feet tall; focal plane height of 58 feet.

Date Established: 1840

Date Present Tower Built: 1948

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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