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    KEREON LIGHTHOUSE

    Between Molène and Ouessant in the Fromveur strait (Brittany) Kéréon was built (1907-1916) on a rock called Men Tensel (pierre hargneuse in French, vicious stone in English).
    Here the currents are always strong and the storms could be a hard experience for the keepers.
    It was financed with a donation by the granddaughter of Charles-Marie Le Dall de Kéréon a marine officer died during the Revolution, hence its luxurious interior decoration: mosaics, oak floor decorated with a compass card in mahogany and ebony, wainscot of Hungarian oak.
    Since the automation (2004) it is still heated and dried and regularely visited by a staff of maintenance.
    The photos below are by Jean Guichard.



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    • Patrick H
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      Saw it in the distance on the way to Ouessant. Will have to take a closer look next time.

    Andenes lighthouse on Andoy. Not sure if it's still the case but you could visit it. Just collect the key at the nearby tourist office.




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      Thank you for these, Patrick, and what a fascinating history the Kéréon lighthouse has. The panelling and floor mosaic are superb, aren't they?
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        Just back after a great holiday in New Zealand visiting our daughter. I,ve put some lighthouse pics I took up on Flicker. Here's a few of them

        Rangitoto


        Manukau Heads Lighthouse


        Pencarrow Old and New Lighthouse


        Point Kean Kaikoura


        Katiki Point Moreaki


        Bean Rock Lighthouse Auckland




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          Old scanned slides from isle of Ouessant

          Le Stiff


          Créac'h


          La Jument

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            Isle of Ouessant is a place I remember as well from navigating around these waters with various cruiseships. Never been ashore there, as of yet.
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              Pointe du Raz, Brittany.
              In the foreground La Vieille (1886)
              Background, lighthouse of island of Sein, Goulenez (1839, rebuilt 1950)
              Extreme background Ar Men (1881).

              DSC05229 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

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              A very typical Swedish lighthouse, Kapellskär:

              103A6045 by Tommi Rotonen, on Flickr

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