Bureau des Phares et Balises
The Kerguelen Islands are located in the cold waters of the southern Indian Ocean, about 1250 miles from Antarctica. Together with the Crozet Islands, St. Paul, and Amsterdam Islands, and Terre Adélie (on the Antarctic continent itself), they form the southern group of the Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises, a French overseas territory.
Height of Focal Plane: 160
Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Beacon.
This light is operational
1909: Private light maintained by a Norwegian whaling company, focal plane height of 157 feet.
Date Established: 1909
Date Present Tower Built: ?
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
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