Tahkuna lighthouse

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Tahkuna lighthouse
Tahkunatuletorn Tahkuna poolsaarel Hiiumaal.jpg
Tahkuna lighthouse
Tahkuna lighthouse is located in Estonia
Tahkuna lighthouse
Tahkuna lighthouse
LocationHiiumaa, Estonia
Coordinates59°05′29″N 22°35′10″E / 59.091485°N 22.586139°E / 59.091485; 22.586139Coordinates: 59°05′29″N 22°35′10″E / 59.091485°N 22.586139°E / 59.091485; 22.586139
Year first constructed1875 (first)
Year first lit1998 (current)
Foundationcement blocks
Constructioncast iron
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and red lantern dome
Tower height43 metres (141 ft)
Focal height43 metres (141 ft)
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicLFl(2) W 15 s. (2+2+2+9=15 s.) Tahkuna lighthouse.gif
Admiralty numberC3754
NGA number12728
ARLHS numberEST-014
Estonia numberEVA 645[1]
Heritagearchitectural monument Edit this on Wikidata

Tahkuna lighthouse (Estonian: Tahkuna tuletorn) is a lighthouse located in the Tahkuna Peninsula, Hiiu Parish, on the island of Hiiumaa,[2] in Estonia.[3]


The construction of the lighthouse began in 1873. The lighthouse has a metal structure, designed by British Alexander Gordon. The prefabricated structure of the lighthouse was made in France in 1873, and constructed in 1875, in the current location. The lighthouse has a height of 42.6 metres, and is the tallest of this type structure in Estonia. Since its construction the lighthouse has remained unchanged.[4]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Estonia". Informator Ekonomiczny. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Estonian Maritime Association" (PDF). List of Lighthouses Estonia. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Tahkuna Lighthouse". Estonian Lighthouse Society. Retrieved 26 September 2015.

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