The west jetty at Calais was severely damaged in a storm in 1889, and a temporary light had to be erected. The 1925 tower, built on a new jetty, was destroyed during World War II. There must have been a temporary light until the present tower was built circa 1952.
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 39
Characteristic and Range: Isophase green light, 3-second period, visible for 9 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White cylindrical tower with dark green lantern.
This light is operational
1842: Light on a wooden mast. 1903: White metal tower. 1925: White metal tower, upper part black, 27 feet tall.
Date Established: 1842
Date Present Tower Built: 1952?
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.