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Name: Iles Sanguinaires Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ajaccio, , France

Location: Sanguinaires Islands, Corsica.

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Photo: Carl Nelson
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The lens apparatus formerly in the lighthouse, manufactured by Sauter, Lemonnier et Cie. in Paris, is now displayed in Ajaccio's Game Maritime (ferry building).

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 321

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds; range 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower, black lantern, on white building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1844

Date Present Tower Built: 1838-44

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Excursions to Grande Sanguinaire (Mezzumare) Island, where the lighthouse is located, are available from Ajaccio. See


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