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Name: Diélette Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Diélette, , France

Location: Manche département; west side of the Cotentin peninsula; on the west breakwater.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

The West Breakwater Light was formerly the front light of the Diélette range, discontinued in the late 1990s.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Characteristic and Range: Isophase white light, 4-second period, visible for 10 nautical miles (red and green sectors: 7 nm)

Description of Tower: White circular tower with a green lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1858: Cast iron candelabra. 1876: Metal tower, 26 feet tall.

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1897

Date Automated: 1906

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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