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Name: Morsalines Light   Map it!

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Also known as: La Hougue Rear Light (Feu postérieur)

Nearest Town or City:
Morsalines, , France

Location: Manche département; east side of the Cotentin peninsula; on a hill above Morsalines, about 2 miles SW of Saint Vaast la Hougue.

The original tower was raised to 58 feet in 1938. Although the lighthouse was camouflaged in 1942, it was destroyed in 1944. A new lighthouse was built in 1955.

Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 295

Characteristic and Range: Occluding white light, flashing four times every 12 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles (red and green sectors: 8 nm).

Description of Tower: Dark green lantern on a white, octagonal concrete tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1836: Square tower on a dwelling, 30 feet tall; focal plane height of 282 feet.

Date Established: 1836

Date Present Tower Built: 1955

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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