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Name: Sénétosa Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Pointe de Sénétose Light

Also known as: Punta di Senetosa Light

Nearest Town or City:
Sartène, , France

Location: Corsica; SW coast of the island; on a headland signalling a change of direction in navigation routes.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

This unusual lighthouse, somewhat resembling a small castle, consists of two towers linked by a large two-story dwelling. One tower holds the lantern while the other has panels reflecting a red light to warn of offshore hazards.

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 177

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 20 nautical miles (red sector: 16 nm).

Description of Tower: Two white towers separated by a two-storey dwelling and equipment building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1890-92

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only?

There is no road access to this remote lighthouse. Access by boat is difficult and is said to require a long hike on rough terrain.

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