Cape Fonar (Russian: Мыс Фонарь, Ukrainian: Мис Фонар, Crimean Tatar: Fener, Фенер, Greek: Παρθένιον) is the easternmost point of the Crimean peninsula. The cape is located on the western shore of Kerch Strait near the exit to Azov Sea.
In 1820, the Yenikalsky Lighthouse was constructed.
During World War II, several battles between the Red Army and Nazi Germany took place in Cape Fonar area. In 1943, this area was used by the Soviets as a starting point of the Kerch–Eltigen Operation.
New buildings of the Yenikalsky Lighthouse were built in 1953 as a replacement of the original tower destroyed in World War II.
On 23 July 1995, a bulker Doja belonged to a Syrian ship owner sank near Cape Fonar. The ship capsized in stormy sea due to a cargo shift. According to the locals all crew members rescued using onboard life saving equipment. The ship was built in 1962 by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company (Great Britain), she was delivered to James Fisher & Sons as Leven Fisher, latter names: Haj Jassan (1982—1989), Allah Kareem (1989—1994), Doja (since 1994).
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