Landfall Light

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The first light to be seen by an observer approaching the coast from the open sea.

It is so situated and has luminous range and geographical range so great that it can be identified at a great distance.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM