lighthouse Pontusval

lighthouse Pontusval in May 2004. This coast in the northern Finistere was always dangerous for shipping. In the 18th century the lighthouses at the islands Vierge and Batz were not visible in the fog, a growing demand for a further lighthouse was made. In 1867 was the hasty start of construction.

(works since September 15th 1869, height of building 16 m, range of lightwhite 10 sm - red 7 sm, characteristic [Oc(3) WR 12s] three occultations every twelve seconds, int. No.: A 1820)
coordinates (GPS) : 4840'37.7''N - 0420'46.1''W
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