Bengtskär lighthouse in 2010
|Year first constructed||1906|
|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.|
|Managing agent||University of Turku |
Bengtskär lighthouse is located in the Archipelago Sea about 25 kilometers south west of Hanko, Finland. 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.
- Lighthouses of Southern Finland
- "Position". Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "History". Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "Tiesitkö: Tämä on erikoisin paikka, missä Suomi ja Neuvostoliitto sotivat". Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- Bengtskär lighthouse website (in Swedish), (in Finnish), (in English)
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