Abruka Lighthouse


Abruka Lighthouse (Estonian: Abruka tagumine tuletorn) is a lighthouse located on the island of Abruka, in the region of Saaremaa in western Estonia.

Abruka Lighthouse
Abruka tuletorn 2008.jpg
LocationAbruka, Saaremaa, Estonia
Coordinates58°08′57″N 22°31′29″E / 58.149089°N 22.524629°E / 58.149089; 22.524629Coordinates: 58°08′57″N 22°31′29″E / 58.149089°N 22.524629°E / 58.149089; 22.524629
Tower
Constructed1931
Constructionconcrete tower
Height36 metres (118 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and no lantern
Markingswhite tower with three black horizontal bands
Light
First lit1931 Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height38 metres (125 ft)
Range9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
CharacteristicIso W 4s.
Estonia no.EVA 972[1]

The first lighthouse in Abruka was built in 1897, a 28-metre-high (92 ft) wooden structure, which had a form of a trellised wooden candelabrum. The current lighthouse was built in 1931, replacing the former wooden structure; the current lighthouse was designed by engineer Ferdinand Adoff, and constructed by Arronet and Boustedt.[2] The lighthouse is 36 metres high, but only 2 metres in diameter, with its cylindrical reinforced concrete structure painted white with three black bands.[3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Abruka lighthouse". Saaremaa. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Estonia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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