Abruka Rear Lighthouse

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Abruka Rear Lighthouse
Abruka tuletorn 2008.jpg
Abruka Rear Lighthouse
Abruka Rear Lighthouse is located in Estonia
Abruka Rear Lighthouse
Abruka Rear Lighthouse
Estonia
Location Abruka, Saaremaa, Estonia
Coordinates 58°08′57″N 22°31′29″E / 58.149089°N 22.524629°E / 58.149089; 22.524629Coordinates: 58°08′57″N 22°31′29″E / 58.149089°N 22.524629°E / 58.149089; 22.524629
Year first constructed 1931
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and no lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with three black horizontal bands
Height 36 metres (118 ft)
Focal height 38 metres (125 ft)
Range 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
Characteristic Iso W 4s.
Admiralty number C3616.1
NGA number 12660
ARLHS number EST-065
Estonia number EVA 972[1]

Abruka Rear Lighthouse (Estonian: Abruka Tagumine Tuletorn) – a lighthouse located on the island of Abruka, in the region of Saaremaa in western Estonia.

The first lighthouse in Abruka was built in 1897, a 28 metre high wooden structure, which had a form of a trellised wooden candelabrum. The current lighthouse was built in 1931, replacing the former wooden structure; the current lighthouse was designed by engineer Ferdinand Adoff, and constructed by Arronet and Boustedt.[2] The lighthouse is 36 metres high, but only 2 metres in diameter, with its cylindrical reinforced concrete structure painted white with three black bands.[3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Abruka Rear Lighthouse". Saaremaa. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lighthouses Of Estonia". UNC. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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