La Vieille Lighthouse

France - La Vieilee Lighthouse

La Vieille Lighthouse
Tevennec Lighthouse in the distance

La Vieille
1887. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s in a 2+1 pattern. 27 m (89 ft) square granite tower with lantern and gallery. Tower unpainted, lantern painted black. Fog horn (Morse code “R,” short-long-short, every 60 s). Larry Myhre’s photo is at right, Trabas has a closeup, Werning has a distant view, Mik Kerve’s July 2007 photo hints at how dangerous the sea is at this point, French Wikipedia has a fine article with many photos, has aerial photos, Huelse has a historicpostcard view, and Google has a satellite view. One of the most famous French lighthouses, this tower is built on the rock of Gorlebella, which is an outlier of the Pointe du Raz. It is one of French lighthouse photographer Jean Guichard’s favorite subjects. From the tip of the point, there is an excellent view of this lighthouse and more distant views of the Feu de la Plate and the Tévennec, Île de Sein and Ar-Men lighthouses. Accessible only by boat in very heavy seas. Site and tower closed. ARLHS FRA-027; FR-0700; Admiralty D0870; NGA 0272. -The Lighthouse Directoru

Tévennec1875. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); quick flashing light, white or red depending on direction; also a white flash every 4s at a focal plane of 24 m (79 ft), intensified to the southeast. 15 m (49 ft) square cylindrical stone tower attached to the front of a 1-story stone keeper’s house. Lighthouse painted white. Guyomard and Carceller have a photo by J. Evenat, Trabas has aphoto, French Wikipedia has an article on the lighthouse and its history, has aerial photos, and Huelse has a historic postcard view, but the island is only a blur in Bing’s satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of the Pointe du Raz. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS FRA-058; Admiralty D0866; NGA 0276. -The Lighthouse Directory

France - La Vieilee Lighthouse stampsfrom a Russian Postcrosser


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