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Name: Alger Amirauté Light  

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Also known as: Peñon Light

Nearest Town or City:
Alger (Algiers), , Algeria

Location: Central coast.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand.
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An old engraving shows there was already a lighthouse at this location in 1680.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 115

Characteristic and Range: One long flash (4 seconds) every 5 seconds, visible for 10 nautical miles (1920).

Description of Tower: White 12-sided tower on a 12-sided building, on the Îlet de la Marine.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 17th century

Date Present Tower Built: 1830?

Date Deactivated: 1920s or 1930s

Current Use: Unknown.


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