Nida Lighthouse

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Nida Lighthouse
Nidos švyturys
Nida svyturys.jpg
Nida Lighthouse
Nida Lighthouse is located in Lithuania
Nida Lighthouse
Location Nida
Neringa Municipality
Lithuania
Coordinates 55°18′18.6″N 20°59′44.1″E / 55.305167°N 20.995583°E / 55.305167; 20.995583Coordinates: 55°18′18.6″N 20°59′44.1″E / 55.305167°N 20.995583°E / 55.305167; 20.995583
Year first constructed 1874 (first)
Year first lit 1953 (current)
Deactivated 1944 Edit this on Wikidata
Construction concrete and steel tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white and red bands tower, red lantern
Height 27 metres (89 ft)
Focal height 76 metres (249 ft)
Range 23 nautical miles (43 km; 26 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 5.8s.
Admiralty number C3318
NGA number 11984
ARLHS number LIT-004
Lithuania number LT-0050
Managing agent Kuršių Nerija National Park[1]

Nida Lighthouse (Lithuanian: Nidos švyturys) is located in Nida, on the Curonian Spit in between the Curonian Lagoon (to the east) and the Baltic Sea (to the west).[2]

History[edit]

The original lighthouse in Nida was constructed in the 1860s and 1870s during the German Unification. Twenty-seven metres high and built of red brick, it had 200 steps, which have survived to this day. It was planned to be 51.4 metres high, on raised ground, and built by prisoners. It was first lit on October 24, 1874.

In 1944, at the end of the Second World War, German soldiers blasted the lighthouse, destroying it. It was rebuilt in 1945 and renovated in 1953. The current lighthouse is built of reinforced concrete with horizontal red and white stripes.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Lithuania". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lithuanian Lighthouses". MSA Official Website Of Navigation Lights. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lighthouses Of Lithuania". UNC. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lighthouses Of Lithuania". UNC Wikimedia Photographs. Retrieved 13 May 2015.