Rozewie lighthouse

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Rozewie lighthouse
East Tower
Latarnia morska Rozewie I po zachodzie słońca.jpg
Rozewie lighthouse
Rozewie lighthouse is located in Poland
Rozewie lighthouse
Poland
LocationRozewie, Pomeranian Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates54°49′49.4″N 18°20′10.8″E / 54.830389°N 18.336333°E / 54.830389; 18.336333Coordinates: 54°49′49.4″N 18°20′10.8″E / 54.830389°N 18.336333°E / 54.830389; 18.336333
Year first constructed1822
Constructionconcrete half lower tower, steel upper tower
Tower shapetapered cylindrical two-stage tower with three balcony and lantern
Markings / patternlight colour lower tower, red upper tower
Tower height32.7 metres (107 ft)
Focal height83 metres (272 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Range26 nautical miles (48 km; 30 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 3s.
Admiralty numberC2960
NGA number6636
ARLHS numberPOL-016[1]
Heritageobject on the Polish cultural heritage register Edit this on Wikidata

Rozewie lighthouse (Polish: Latarnia morska Rozewie) is a lighthouse located in the small village of Rozewie; located between Jastrzębia Góra and Władysławowo, on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea.[2]

The lighthouse is located in between the lighthouse in Stilo and Jastarnia lighthouse. The lighthouse has the largest focal length throughout Polish lighthouses.

History[edit]

New lighthouse in Rozewie

The lighthouse was built in 1822 after a year of construction. Initially, the light source was a rapeseed oil fired lamp - located in the lantern room on the top level of the lighthouse; but this was replaced in 1866 by the Fresnel apparatus, also oil-fired. Ten years later the light glare was finally replaced by a kerosene lamp.[3]

This lighthouse is linked with a legend created by Leon Wzorek – an elderly lighthouse keeper, Stefan Zeromski who wrote his novel The Wind from the Sea during his time at the lighthouse.[4] The lighthouse is made up of two parts, the first is built from brick and resembles a broad, truncated cone, and the second, standing on top of the brick base, is made from a steel tube. Of the three observation galleries only the lowest is open to the public; while the highest one - in the signal room can be accessed as an observation deck from which you can locate Władysławowo (to the east) and Jastrzębia Góra (to the west).[5]

Currently, the light glare is an optical system made up of 20 reflector bulbs, 10 on each rotating panel. The tower has a height of 33 metres, with a focal length of 83.2 metres and a range of 26.0 nautical miles. The attraction here is the Lighthouse Museum. Exhibits include a presentation about the evolution of lighthouses from ancient times until today, models of lighthouses and their locations, and a rotating table with a Fresnel lens; nearby the site, is the new lighthouse – which is currently deactivated.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rozewie lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 16, 2016
  2. ^ "Latarnia Morska w Rozewiu". Rozewie. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Rozewie Lighthouse". Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Remembering Leon Wzorek". Karol 123. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Cape Rozewie". Globe Tourism. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Rozewie Lighthouse". Poland Travel POT. Retrieved 9 May 2015.

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