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Name: Rashid Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Rosetta Light

Also known as: Raschid Light

Nearest Town or City:
Rashid, , Egypt

Location: Mediterranean Sea, near the entrance to one of the western branches of the Nile delta.

Managing Organization:
Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety

Sand erosion has been a problem for lighthouses at Rashid. Earlier lighthouses were on the west side of the entrance, while the current one is on the east side. 

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 154

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Framework tower with a white daymark, white dwelling.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1870: Iron tower with a black lantern. 1967: Two lights (details unavailable).

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1991

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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