Hammer Odde Lighthouse
Hammer Odde Lighthouse (Danish: Hammer Odde Fyr) is located on the northernmost point of Hammeren, just outside Sandvig on the Danish island of Bornholm. A sand and gravel ocean bank, named David Bank, is situated 5.25 miles (8.45 km) from the lighthouse.
History and description
Hammer Odde Lighthouse was built in 1885 to complement the nearly Hammeren Lighthouse which, owing to its high altitude (91 metres (299 ft), could not always be seen from the sea in foggy weather. The whitewashed square-shaped tower has a height of just 12 metres (39 ft). From the start, the lighthouse was equipped with a rotating lens, giving two short blinks every 10 seconds. In 1939, radio equipment was installed, making it one of the most modern facilties of its kind.
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