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Name: Calais Jetée Est Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Calais, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.


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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

Notes:
A light was recorded on the pier as early as 1801.

Tower Height: 33

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Characteristic and Range: Two red flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Gray circular concrete tower with a red lantern, attached to a small rectangular building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1864: Iron tower, focal plane 39', destroyed by storm in 1893. 1896: 24' white iron tower. 1929: Black lantern on white rectangular building, 20' tall, focal plane 31'. 1957: 23' red tower on wooden building, focal plane 36'.

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1980s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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