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 in Finistère
Créac'h Lighthouse is located in France
Créac'h Lighthouse
Créac'h Lighthouse
Créac'h Lighthouse (France)
LocationUshant, France (offshore)
Coordinates48°27′33″N 5°07′44″W / 48.459241°N 5.128983°W / 48.459241; -5.128983
Year first constructed1863
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern rising from 2-story keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite and black horizontal bands
Tower height54.85 metres (180.0 ft)
Focal height70 metres (230 ft)
Original lens1st order Fresnel lens
Light sourcemains power
Range37.5 nautical miles (69.5 km; 43.2 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty numberA1844
NGA number113-0004
ARLHS numberFRA-029[1]
Managing agentService des phares et balises
Heritagemonument 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 the most powerful in Europe and 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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