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Name: Marseille Digue Sainte Marie Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Marseilles, , France

Location: Bouches du Rhône département; on the Digue Sainte-Marie, next to the old Feu de la Joliette.

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

This light used to be further inside the harbor, on a spur off the Digue Sainte Marie. It was moved to its present location following harbor expansion after World War II. In conjunction with the Digue du Fort Saint Jean light, it serves to guide vessels through the Passe de la Joliette toward the inner harbor.

Tower Height: 23

Height of Focal Plane: 23

Characteristic and Range: Red light occulting 3 times every 12 seconds; range 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red round iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1882

Date Present Tower Built: 1882

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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