Les Onglous lighthouse

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Les Onglous Lighthouse
Canal du Midi
Les Onglous lighthouse (Gloverepp).jpg
Leaving the Canal du Midi and entering the Etang de Thau
Les Onglous LighthouseCanal du Midi is located in France
Les Onglous LighthouseCanal du Midi
Les Onglous Lighthouse
Canal du Midi
France
Location Marseillan, Hérault, Hérault
France
Coordinates 43°20′24.1″N 3°32′23.2″E / 43.340028°N 3.539778°E / 43.340028; 3.539778
Year first constructed 1902
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern and rail
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 10 metres (33 ft)
Characteristic Oc (2) WR 6s.
Admiralty number E0568
ARLHS number FRA-376[1]

The Les Onglous lighthouse is the terminating point of the Canal du Midi where the canal enters the Étang de Thau.[2][3] The red and white lighthouse is at the tip of a short jetty projecting into the Étang de Thau. It is located on the east jetty at the canal entrance, about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) south of Marseillan in the Hérault department.

The Isthmus of Onglous is a narrow strip of land between the Étang and the Mediterranean.[4]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of France: Languedoc-Roussillon". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ McKnight, Hugh (2005). Cruising French Waterways, 4th Edition. Sheridan House. p. 273. ISBN 978-1574092103. 
  3. ^ Jefferson, David (2009). Through the French Canals. Adlard Colles Nautical. p. 280. ISBN 978-1-4081-0381-4. 
  4. ^ Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert (1890). South Western France. 

Coordinates: 43°20′24.1″N 3°32′23.2″E / 43.340028°N 3.539778°E / 43.340028; 3.539778