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Name: Camiers Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Camiers, , France

Location: English Channel, north of the mouth of the Canche River, Pas de Calais.


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Photo: Service des Phares et Balises

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

Notes:
Light occulting twice every 6 seconds, visible for 10 (white sector) and 7 (red and green sectors) nautical miles.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: Two flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 10 (white sector) and 7 (red and green sectors) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red square metal framework tower on a concrete base.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1833: Masonry tower (destroyed in a storm in 1863). 1863: Metal pole on a hut. 1874: Two range lights on metal towers. 1891: White square tower with dwelling attached, 33 feet tall.

Date Established: 1805

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1950s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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

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