Lighthouses Brittany 2
Lighthouse Rochebonne.The original lighthouse here was destroyed in August 1944. A new lighthouse was built after the war and became operational in 1948. The light serves as a rear light to the Grand Jardin Light for the Chenal de la Grande Porte. Tower Height: 65 Height of Focal Plane: 131 Characteristic and Range: Fixed red; range 24 nautical miles. Description of Tower: Square stone tower, painted white on the side facing the alignment, with a red gabled upper portion above the gallery. This light is operationa. Earlier Towers?
1867: Square tower, painted in red and black bands, 62 feet tall, focal plane height of 128 feet. Date Established: 1867. Date Present Tower Built: 1948. Current Use: Active aid to navigation. Open To Public? Grounds only.
Tower Height: 121
Height of Focal Plane: 226
Characteristic and Range: Fixed green; range 24 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Square stone tower with a gallery. The light is shown through a round window at the top of the tower, above the gallery.
This light is operational
1868: Square stone tower, upper part painted black on the side facing the alignment, light shown through a rectangular window; 116 feet tall, focal plane height of 221 feet.
Date Established: 1868
Date Present Tower Built: 1948
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
This is one of four lighthouses port of St. Malo.
History: In 1868, a project approved in 1866, construction of a square tower of 8m masonry and stone by a contractor of Avranches. This lighthouse is equipped with a fire catoptric. In 1877, the city and its lights make invisible its original tower. It is hand colored and 6.5 m and equipped with a green light occulting every 4 seconds.
In 1911, a first attempt fails electrification and a gas burner is installed temporarily. In 1912, the lighthouse was electrified with a green light occulting every 4 seconds. In 1944 he escaped destruction planned by the Germans at the time of landing. In1948, he became a fixed directional light green.
Current lighthouse: It is a square tower of three levels contiguous to a building forming a level terrace for storing matériels.Il is located at a height above the sea of 24.96 m, its size is usually 19 , 50m.
Completely renovated, the lighthouse is painted white, with black top. It is also bitter for the harbor and located in alignment with the Grand Jardin lighthouse, it marks the entrance channel to St. Malo.
It is automated and remote control.
48 ° 38 '10 "N 2 ° 01' 18" W /