It is the location of the Les Hanois Lighthouse operated by Trinity House which was built in 1862 from Cornish granite using a novel dovetail system to lock each stone with two others. It was built in the hope of reducing the number of ships being lost on the reef on the west coast of Guernsey, it undoubtedly saved a number of ships. However the wrecks continued, the last disaster being the MV Prosperity in 1974, a freighter lost with all hands.
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- "Guernsey Hanois fog horn silenced after two weeks". BBC News.
- Dafter, Ray (2003). Guernsey Sentinel. Matfield Books. ISBN 0-9540595-1-4.
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