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Name: Dieppe Jetée Ouest Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Dieppe, , France

Location: West side of entrance to Dieppe harbor, Seine Maritime.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The original light here (1787) was the first flashing light in France; it employed a clockwork-based apparatus developed by three local residents after many failed experiments.

Tower Height: 23

Height of Focal Plane: 36

Characteristic and Range: Isophase green light (4-second period), visible for 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Green lantern on a square concrete building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1834: Stone tower, 30 feet tall. 1915: White, circular iron tower, 43 feet tall, attached to a rectangular building (destroyed during World War II). 1950s: White concrete tower on a building, 23 feet tall.

Date Established: 1787

Date Present Tower Built: 1990s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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