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Name: Becquet Rear Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Le Becquet Feu postérieur

Nearest Town or City:
Le Becquet, , France

Location: Manche département; east of Cherbourg; on the waterfront, 165 feet from the front light.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Tower Height: 33

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Characteristic and Range: Occluding red light, three flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 7 miles (synchronized with the front light).

Description of Tower: Lamp on a white octagonal concrete tower with small building attached.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1860: Cast-iron candelabra on a green wooden hut (destroyed in 1944).

Date Established: 1840s?

Date Present Tower Built: 1976?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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