This lighthouse was designed by Augustin Fresnel, the inventor of the Fresnel lens.
Tower Height: 52
Height of Focal Plane: 161
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Unpainted, circular stone tower with a red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1828
Date Present Tower Built: 1827-28
Date Automated: 1997
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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