Phare du Petit Minou

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Phare du Petit Minou
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The lighthouse in July 2004
Phare du Petit Minou is located in Roadstead of Brest
Phare du Petit Minou
the lighthouse in the roadstead of Brest
Location Goulet de Brest, Finistère, France
Coordinates 48°20′12″N 4°36′51″W / 48.336667°N 4.614167°W / 48.336667; -4.614167
Year first constructed 1848
Automated 1989
Construction granite tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower the seaward side, red lantern
Height 22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height 32 metres (105 ft)
Range 19 nmi (35 km)
Characteristic Fl (2) W R 6s.
Admiralty number D0790
NGA number 0152
ARLHS number FRA-032
France number FR-0652

The Phare du Petit Minou is a lighthouse in the roadstead of Brest, standing in front of the Fort du Petit Minou, in the commune of Plouzané. By aligning it with the phare du Portzic, it shows the safe route to follow for ships to enter the roadstead.[1] It also has a red signal that indicates a dangerous sector around the plateau of les Fillettes (literally the girls), one of the submerged rocks in the goulet of Brest — sailors remember this by using the mnemonic "the Minou blushes when he covers les Fillettes".

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ (30 March 2014). "Lighthouses of Brittany: Southern Finistère". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 

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