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Name: Granville Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Cap Lihou Light

Also known as: Pointe du Roc Light

Nearest Town or City:
Granville , , France

Location: Manche d├ępartement; west side of the Cotentin peninsula; on the cape west of Granville.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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This lighthouse was designed by Augustin Fresnel, the inventor of the Fresnel lens.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 161

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Unpainted, circular stone tower with a red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1828

Date Present Tower Built: 1827-28

Date Automated: 1997

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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