Stawa Młyny

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Stawa Młyny
Stawa Młyny (2015).JPG
LocationŚwinoujście, Poland Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates53°55′34″N 14°16′39″E / 53.926204°N 14.277409°E / 53.926204; 14.277409Coordinates: 53°55′34″N 14°16′39″E / 53.926204°N 14.277409°E / 53.926204; 14.277409
Constructed1873–1874
Tower height10 m
First lit1874
Focal height11 m (36 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range17 nmi (31 km; 20 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicOc W 10s Edit this on Wikidata
NGA no.116-6124
Admiralty no.C2670 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.POL028 Edit this on Wikidata

Stawa Młyny is a beacon (German: Mühlenbake) in the shape of a windmill in Świnoujście, West Pomeranian Voivodeship; in Poland.[1] The beacon acts as a signal for vessels entering the Port of Świnoujście, from the Baltic Sea. The beacon is 10 meters in height; painted white with a black roof. The beacon was built between 1873–1874 during the modernisation of the ship route into the Port of Świnoujście.[2]

Stawa Młyny is an official symbol of Świnoujście, being part of the official logo of the city,[3] which is characterised with the beacon.[4] The beacon is a popular tourist attraction in Świnoujście and the Island of Uznam; the beacon is known for being featured on postcards of the town, and is popular part for guided tours around Świnoujście.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stawa Młyny". Świnoujście Zaplanuj Pobyt. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Stawa Młyny Legends and History". Radio Szczecin. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Logo Of Świnoujście". Świnoujście. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Stawa Młyny Navigation Beacon". Polska Niezwykła. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "What to see and do in Świnoujście". Holiday Check. Retrieved 4 October 2015.