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Name: St. Mathieu Light  

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Also known as: Pointe de St. Mathieu Lighthouse

Also known as: Saint-Mathieu Light

Nearest Town or City:
Le Conquet, , France

Location: Finistère, Brittany coast.

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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

This lighthouse is on the site of a 13th century Benedictine abbey. Monks showed a navigational light from the abbey's tower as early as 1692. Some ruins of the abbey remain.

Tower Height: 121

Height of Focal Plane: 184

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 15 seconds, range 29 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower with red lantern and dark bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1835

Date Present Tower Built: 1835

Date Automated: 1995

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.


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