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Name: Cap Blanc Light (Mauritania)  

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Also known as: Ras Nouadhibou Light

Nearest Town or City:
Nouadhibou, , Mauritania

Location: Entrance to the Baie du LĂ©vrier, northwest coast of Africa.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Port Autonome de Nouâdhibou

Tower Height: 66

Height of Focal Plane: 141

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White octagonal tower with two black bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1910: Masonry tower, 59 feet tall.

Date Established: 1910

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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