Osmussaar Lighthouse

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Osmussaar Lighthouse
Osmussaare tuletorn 2015.JPG
Lighthouse in 2015
Osmussaar Lighthouse is located in Estonia
Osmussaar Lighthouse
Location Osmussaar, Estonia
Coordinates 59°18′12.95″N 23°21′40.23″E / 59.3035972°N 23.3611750°E / 59.3035972; 23.3611750Coordinates: 59°18′12.95″N 23°21′40.23″E / 59.3035972°N 23.3611750°E / 59.3035972; 23.3611750
Year first constructed 1765 (first)
1804 (second)
1850 (third)
Year first lit 1954 (current)
Automated 1995
Foundation one-story square prism cement blocks basement
Construction concrete
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with black horizontal bands
Height 115 feet (35 m)
Focal height 128 feet (39 m)
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl(2) W 18 s.[1]
Admiralty number C3760
NGA number 12748
ARLHS number EST-009
Estonia number EVA 425[2]

Osmussaar Lighthouse (Estonian: Osmussaare tuletorn) is a lighthouse on the northwestern peak of Osmussaar.

The lighthouse was built in 1954, is made of reinforced concrete and is 35 meters tall.

The first stone beacon on Osmussaar was built in 1765; in 1804 it was elevated and equipped with a lantern room containing a catoptric lighting device with 24 lamps and reflectors.

In 1814 the lighthouse collapsed and was replaced by a temporary wooden tower.

In 1850 a new stone lighthouse was built and equipped with a dioptric Fresnel lighting device in 1875.

In 1902 the lighthouse became powered by electricity.

The lighthouse was blown up by the Soviet soldiers before evacuation in 1941.

The current lighthouse was built in 1954 to replace the temporary wooden structure which was erected after the war.

Osmussaar Lighthouse

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  1. ^ Maritime Administration
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 

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