Ustka Lighthouse

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Ustka Lighthouse
Stolpmünde
Latarnia morska Ustka podczas wschodu słońca.jpg
Ustka Lighthouse
Ustka Lighthouse is located in Poland
Ustka Lighthouse
Poland
Location Ustka
Pomeranian Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates 54°35′16.5″N 16°51′16.6″E / 54.587917°N 16.854611°E / 54.587917; 16.854611Coordinates: 54°35′16.5″N 16°51′16.6″E / 54.587917°N 16.854611°E / 54.587917; 16.854611
Year first constructed 18 71 (first)
Year first lit 1892 (current)
Construction brick tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted brick tower, white lantern
Height 19.5 metres (64 ft)
Focal height 22.2 metres (73 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)[1]
Characteristic Oc W 6s.
Admiralty number C2930
NGA number 6584
ARLHS number POL-020[2]
Heritage Objects of cultural heritage in Poland Edit this on Wikidata

Ustka Lighthouse (Polish: Latarnia Morska Ustka) - a lighthouse located in Ustka (formerly Postomino), on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea.[3]

The lighthouse is located in between the Jarosławiec Lighthouse and the Czołpino Lighthouse.

History[edit]

The lighthouse stands at the base of the eastern breakwater of Ustka's harbour - protecting the port's entrance way. Ustka was a very important coastal town for the nearby Słupsk - for transportation of goods and Baltic travel.[4][5] In 1871 a mast was constructed nearby the harbour's admiralty station; powered by an oil lamp on the mast. It shone with a red light and was visible at a distance of 6 nautical miles. Later on, light was elevated to a height of 11.6 metres - when shortly afterwards, since the building of a new red brick harbour admiralty station, an octagonal lighthouse was constructed in the western side of the building. It was only in 1904 when the character of the light was changed to white and intermittent. Currently the lighthouse is open to the public[6] and the view gallery at the top of the lighthouse can be reached by a concrete and metal staircase.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ustka Lighthouse blinkfueer.de
  2. ^ Ustka Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 17, 2016
  3. ^ "Latarnia Morska Ustka". Ustka. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ustka Latarnia". Latarnie. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Historia". Słupsk. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Latarnia w Ustce". Latarnie Morskie. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lighthouse in Ustka". Poland Travel POT. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 

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