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Name: Ras Gharib Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Râs Ghârib, , Egypt

Location: About 110 miles south of Suez, Gulf of Suez.


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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety

Tower Height: 128

Height of Focal Plane: 151

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White iron framework tower with a white daymark, white dwelling.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1871: Red iron tripod tower with a central column, on a stone base, 164 feet tall.

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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