Bengtskär lighthouse

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Bengtskär Lighthouse
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Bengtskär lighthouse in 2010
Bengtskär Lighthouse is located in Finland
Bengtskär Lighthouse
Bengtskär Lighthouse
Coordinates 59°43′25″N 22°29′58″E / 59.723498°N 22.499387°E / 59.723498; 22.499387
Year first constructed 1906
Construction granite tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern attached to 3-1/2 story keeper’s house
Markings / pattern unpainted tower, green roof lantern, red balcony and trim
Height 46 metres (151 ft)
Focal height 51 metres (167 ft)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 20s.
Admiralty number C4906
NGA number 15268
ARLHS number FIN-001
Managing agent University of Turku [1]
Bengtskär Lighthouse by night

Bengtskär lighthouse is located in the Archipelago Sea about 25 kilometers south west of Hanko, Finland.[2] The lighthouse was built in 1906 on the Bengtskär skerry where it rises 52 meters above sea level and is the highest one in the Nordic countries. Soviet landing troops tried to explode the lighthouse during the Battle of Bengtskär during the Continuation War in 1941.

These days Bengtskär lighthouse is a popular tourist destination[3] and is visited annually by roughly 13 000 to 15 000 tourists.[4]

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Coordinates: 59°43′24.6″N 22°29′57.8″E / 59.723500°N 22.499389°E / 59.723500; 22.499389