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Name: Boulogne Digue Carnot Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Boulogne, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.

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Photo: Anna Krákorova

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The initial light here, erected in 1887, consisted of a beacon on top of a gas tank. It was blown off in a storm a few months later and replaced by a more solid structure. The current lighthouse, built in 1968, was the first automated, remote-controlled light in France.

Tower Height: 72

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White circular tower with a dark green lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1888: Masonry tower, focal plane height of 46 feet. 1924: Masonry tower, focal plane height of 53 feet.

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1968

Date Automated: 1968

Fog Signal: Three blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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