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Phare du Quai Valin - La Rochelle, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 46° 09.420 W 001° 08.990
30T E 642856 N 5113155
Quick Description: [FR] Le phare du quai Valin dans le Vieux-Port de La Rochelle est un phare d'alignement. [EN] This slender lighthouse rises straight out of the city's historic waterfront.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 11:37:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMNN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
[FR] En 1852, on construit un alignement de deux phares, l'un est celui du quai Valin, l'autre est celui situé au pied de la tour Saint-Nicolas, derrière la maison des éclusiers. Le phare du quai Valin est équipée d'un feu fixe blanc. Initialement de 18 m de haut, il est surélevé en 1855 pour éviter d'être confondu avec les lumières de la ville.

En 1937, le feu devient un feu blanc à 2 occultations toutes les 6 secondes et il est électrifié.

[EN] Built in 1852, the white and green lighthouse, located on quai Valin, and the white and red lighthouse, close to Saint Nicholas' tower, are aligning lighthouses. They allow the boats coming from the sea to steer safely, night and day, in the access channel to reach the old port and the adjoining docks. These visual landmarks are still very useful for sailors using La Rochelle port.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed

LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed

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