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Name: Pignon Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Le Pignon Light

Nearest Town or City:
Granville, , France

Location: Manche d├ępartement; west side of the Cotentin peninsula; NE of the Chausey Islands.

The original tower was built as an unlit beacon in the 19th century but received a light in 1933. The tower at that time was painted red. After being discontinued during World War II, the light was re-established in 1952 on the same tower, which is now painted black and white.

Tower Height: 65

Height of Focal Plane: 33

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles (red sector: 6 nm).

Description of Tower: Black octagonal masonry tower with a white band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1933

Date Present Tower Built: 1933

Date Deactivated: 1940s-1952

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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