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Name: Boulogne Jetée Sud-Ouest Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Boulogne, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.

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Photo: Service des Phares et Balises, 1956
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The 1903 lighthouse here was destroyed by the Germans in 1940 and replaced by a blockhaus. After the war, a watchroom with a light on one corner was built on the blockhaus. The blockhaus was demolished in 1998 and a replica of the 1903 tower, made of polyester, became operational at the end of 1999.

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green, visible for 5 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Green, circular polyester tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1814: Wooden structure. 1835: White circular tower, focal plane 43' (destroyed by storm in 1903). 1903: White circular tower on oblong building, focal plane 40' (destroyed in 1940). Late 1940s: Light on corner of blockhaus on jetty, focal plane 56'.

Date Established: 1814

Date Present Tower Built: 1999

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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