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Also known as: Le Stiff Light

Also known as: Ouessant (Ushant) Light

Nearest Town or City:
Brest, , France

Location: Northeast point of Ouessant (Ushant) Island, off west tip of Brittany.

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Photo: Roger Swanston

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The present lantern was added to the lighthouse in 1831. Until 1820, an open fire was maintained on the tower.

Tower Height: 105

Height of Focal Plane: 279

Characteristic and Range: Two red flashes every 20 seconds.

Description of Tower: Two adjacent white round stone towers.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Two one-story keeper's houses and outbuildings.

Date Established: 1695

Date Present Tower Built: 1695

Date Automated: 1993

Optics: 1831: First order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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