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Name: Fort Cépérou Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cayenne, , French Guiana

Location: Cépérou Hill, Cayenne.


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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Notes:
Fort Cépérou, named after an Amerindian chief, was built in 1643. It is mostly in ruins today.

Tower Height: 29

Height of Focal Plane: 131

Characteristic and Range: Three flashes (2+1) every 15 seconds; range 16 nautical miles (white sector) and 13 nautical miles (red sector).

Description of Tower: White circular tower on a white square hut.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1850: Wooden framework tower, 40 feet tall.

Date Established: 1850

Date Present Tower Built: 1905?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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