New Vorontsov Lighthouse (2011)
|Year first constructed||1888 (first)|
|Year first lit||1955 (current)|
|Construction||cast iron tower|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red lantern|
|Height||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Focal height||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Characteristic||Fl (3) R 12s.|
The Vorontsov Lighthouse (Ukrainian: Воронцовський маяк, Russian: Воронцовский маяк) is a famous red-and-white, 27.2 metre landmark in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine. It is named after Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governors-general of the Odessa region.
The lighthouse was built with iron tubing and lead gaskets. It has a one-million-watt signal light that can be seen up to twelve nautical miles (22 km) away. It transmits the Morse Code signal of three dashes, the letter O, for Odessa. It also sounds a foghorn during severe storms or fog.
The lighthouse is connected with the port's shoreline by a long stone causeway and jetty, which protect the port from the southern high seas. The port is protected on the east by huge concrete breakwaters or ramparts, built on rocks, that rise above the water.
The current lighthouse is the third to stand on the same spot. The first was built in 1862 and was made of wood.
- Vorontsov Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 22, 2016
- Kononova, G. (1984). Odessa: A Guide. Moscow: Raduga Publishers. p. 167-168
- Karakina, Yelena; Tatyana Samoilova; Anna Ishchenko (2004). Touring Odessa. BDRUK. ISBN 966-8137-01-9. p. 33
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