The front light of the range, with a focal plane height of 17 feet, is shown from the parapet of the Fort du Homet, about a mile away. The Gare Maritime is the terminal building for ferries to the U.K. and Ireland. It was formerly used for transatlantic crossings as well.
Tower Height: 115
Height of Focal Plane: 114
Characteristic and Range: Quick white flash, visible for 19 miles.
Description of Tower: Northeast tower of the Gare Maritime central building.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1950s?
Date Present Tower Built: 1950s?
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
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