Phare du Créac'h

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Créac'h Lighthouse
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The lighthouse as seen from the island of Ushant.
Créac'h Lighthouse is located in Finistère
Créac'h Lighthouse
Créac'h Lighthouse
Location Ushant, France (offshore)
Coordinates 48°27′33″N 5°07′44″W / 48.459241°N 5.128983°W / 48.459241; -5.128983
Year first constructed 1863
Construction stone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern rising from 2-story keeper's house
Markings / pattern white and black horizontal bands
Height 54.85 metres (180.0 ft)
Focal height 70 metres (230 ft)
Original lens 1st order Fresnel lens
Light source mains power
Range 37.5 nautical miles (69.5 km; 43.2 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number A1844
NGA number 113-0004
ARLHS number FRA-029[1]
Managing agent Service des phares et balises
Heritage monument historique classé Edit this on Wikidata

Phare du Créac'h or Kreac'h lighthouse or Créac'h lighthouse (Breton: Tour-tan ar C'hreac'h pronounced [tur.ˈtãːn ar xrɛːx]) is a lighthouse in Ushant, France. It is one of the most powerful in the world. It stands close to La Jument lighthouse and the Nividic lighthouse.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of France: Northern Finistère". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 

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