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Name: Westkapelle Noorderhoofd Light  

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Also known as: Westkapelle lage licht (low light/front range)

Nearest Town or City:
Westkapelle, , Netherlands

Location: Zeeland, SW part of Holland on the North Sea.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
Min. of Traffic, Public Works & Water Management

This is the lage licht (low light/front range) for the Westkapelle hoge licht (high light/rear range). This is also the first & oldest steel, round tower in the Netherlands. (Thanks to Joost Keesing.)

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, w/red & green sectors, visible for 16 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Round, steel. Red with a broad white band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1875

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is located west of Middelburg.

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