Alternative term: (Light) Beacon, Lighthouse
The assembly consisting of a light (2-5-000) and its support and subsidiary structures, designed to give light (2-1-005) of a distinctive character and to mark a known geographical location, in order to assist navigation.
Note: When the light is of major importance and has one or more resident lighthouse-keepers, the terms Lighthouse and, in French, Phare are usually employed.
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