Semaphore

By the Atlantic coast, in the heart of natural reserve Pointe Saint Gildas, this post become a semaphore station in 1862, later converted into a light house in 1954.  Still in use today, it’s automated and remote controlled.

Except the top level where the light stands, the rest of the building is a museum, so can be visited.

Semaphore and it’s canon
Old buoy in frond of the Semaphore
Semaphoric mast
How to read semaphoric message
Transmitter/receiving station
Light bulb from 1500 to 3000 W
A light
Boat maquette

July 2019.

 

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