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Name: Blankenberge Light  

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Also known as: Comte Jean Jetty Light

Nearest Town or City:
Blankenberge, , Belgium

Location: North Sea coast.

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Photo: Gary C. Gerard
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Managing Organization:
Blankenberge Zeegenootschap


The first mention of a lighthouse near Blankenberge was in 1337, at a location east of the city. A primitive light on a mast was erected in 1394 closer to the present-day city. There is a small maritime museum at the site of the current lighthouse.

Tower Height: 98

Height of Focal Plane: 99

Characteristic and Range: Oc (2) W 8s, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White concrete tower, top portion black.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1817: Lighthouse on a fort (built in 1810), focal plane height of 44 feet. 1872: Octagonal stone tower on a building, 68 feet tall (destroyed during World War II). 1946: Framework tower.

Date Established: 1817

Date Present Tower Built: 1950

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The museum and tower here are open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Keepers: Victor Van Mullem (?-1970)


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