Musée portuaire de Dunkerque
This lighthouse is built on the ruins of a 17th century fort called Le Risban.
Tower Height: 184
Height of Focal Plane: 194
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower with black ornamentation in the upper portion and a brownish red lantern, on a square building.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1843
Date Present Tower Built: 1843
Date Automated: 1985
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is open to visitors on Sundays in July and August. Pre-booked group tours can be arranged throughout the year. For details, contact the Musée portuaire de Dunkerque, 9 quai de la Citadelle, 59140 Dunkerque; phone: 03.28.63.33.39.
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