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Name: Dunkerque Jetée Ouest Light  

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Also known as: Feu de Saint-Pol

Nearest Town or City:
Dunkerque, , France

Location: North Sea.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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The original light formed a range with the Leughenaer Light. The current tower, designed by Gustave Umbdenstock in the Art Deco style, was built on a new pier in the late 1930s. The tower was protected by a blockhaus during World War II. After the light was automated in 1979, the structure deteriorated badly and it was saved only when a local group managed to have it recognized as a historical monument.

Tower Height: 118

Height of Focal Plane: 115

Characteristic and Range: Two green flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, circular brick tower, brown top.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1819: Wooden tower. 1851: Metal mast on a wooden hut. 1879: White tower, focal plane height of 33 feet.

Date Established: 1819

Date Present Tower Built: 1937

Date Automated: 1979

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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