Ristna lighthouse

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Ristna lighthouse
Ristna tuletorn 2014.jpg
Ristna lighthouse
Ristna lighthouse is located in Estonia
Ristna lighthouse
Ristna lighthouse
Estonia
LocationHiiumaa, Estonia
Coordinates58°56′24″N 22°03′19″E / 58.94003786°N 22.05522055°E / 58.94003786; 22.05522055Coordinates: 58°56′24″N 22°03′19″E / 58.94003786°N 22.05522055°E / 58.94003786; 22.05522055
Year first constructed1874 (first)
Year first lit1920 (current)
Automated1997
Foundationconcrete base
Constructioncast iron
Tower shapehexagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternred tower and white lantern dome
Tower height30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height37 metres (121 ft)
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicLFl W/R 15 s.
Admiralty numberC3744
NGA number12716
ARLHS numberEST-049
Estonia numberEVA 673[1]
Heritagearchitectural monument Edit this on Wikidata

Ristna lighthouse (Estonian: Ristna tuletorn) is a lighthouse located in Ristna Point, Kõpu Peninsula, on the island of Hiiumaa (on the coast of the Baltic Sea) in Estonia.[2]

History[edit]

The lighthouse was built in 1874, as a result of constant fogs, which made the old Kõpu lighthouse nearly invisible. The main reason for the decision to build the lighthouse was to warn sailors of drifting sea ice; which caused a major obstacle in the Gulf of Finland.[3] The current iron metal structure of the lighthouse was built in 1874. The lighthouse survived World War I with small amounts of damage; however, to improve the lighthouse's stability, the structure was cast in concrete in 1920.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ristna Lighthouse". Puhlaeestis. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Estonian Lighthouses". Hiuuvald. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Details". Estonian Lighthouse Society. Retrieved 26 September 2015.

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