Sopot Lighthouse

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Sopot Lighthouse
Latarnia Morska Sopot
Latarnia morska w Sopocie 2012 11 07.jpg
Sopot Lighthouse is located in Poland
Sopot Lighthouse
Poland
LocationSopot
Pomeranian Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates54°26′43.1″N 18°34′13.4″E / 54.445306°N 18.570389°E / 54.445306; 18.570389Coordinates: 54°26′43.1″N 18°34′13.4″E / 54.445306°N 18.570389°E / 54.445306; 18.570389
Year first constructed1904 (tower)
Year first lit1957 (lantern)
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapesquare tower with pyramidal roof
Markings / patternunpainted tower
Tower height33 metres (108 ft)
Focal height25 metres (82 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Range7 nautical miles (13 km; 8 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 4s.
Admiralty numberC3046
NGA number6844
ARLHS numberPOL-034[1]

The Sopot Lighthouse is a navigation facility on the Polish Baltic coast, located in Sopot. It was built in 1903-1904 as a part of the Balneological Institute. The extent of its focal length of the light has since been reduced to 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8 mi),[2] which, according to existing criteria, no longer formally makes it a lighthouse, although it is still called so. It is open to visitors.[3]

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  1. ^ Sopot Lighthouse Archived 26 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 16 March 2016
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 116: Baltic Sea with Kattegat, Belts and Sound and Gulf of Bothnia (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. p. 95.
  3. ^ Polskie Latarnie Archived 13 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Polish)

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