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Name: Ile Vierge Light (new)   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Plouguerneau, , France

Location: English Channel, off Finistère, Brittany coast.


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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

Notes:
This is among the tallest stone lighthouses in the world. There are 365 steps to the top, plus another 35 to reach the lantern room.

Tower Height: 271

Height of Focal Plane: 253

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? By arrangement.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: Jeraid Le Gall (?-present), Jean Malgorn (?-present)

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