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Name: Ault Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Ault-Onival Light

Nearest Town or City:
Onival, , France

Location: English Channel.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The bricks of the original lighthouse here were very porous and let in the humidity and rainwater, causingĀ a serious moisture problem inside theĀ building and necessitating major repair work in 1917. The lighthouse was blown up in June 1940, and rebuilt in 1951.

Tower Height: 92

Height of Focal Plane: 312

Characteristic and Range: Three flashes every 12 seconds (occulting light), visible for 18 (white sector) and 14 (red) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower with a red top; dwelling nearby.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1892 White circular brick tower, 75 feet tall.

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1951

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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