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Name: Portbail Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Portbail, , France

Location: Manche d├ępartement; west side of the Contentin peninsula.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Construction of the church of Portbail began in 1026.

Tower Height: 115

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Characteristic and Range: Occluding white light, one flash every 4 seconds, visible for 9 miles.

Description of Tower: Belfry of Eglise Notre-Dame in Portbail.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1859

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes (church).

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


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