Czitpino Lighthouse ~ Poland

Czitpino Lighthouse


1875. Active; focal plane 75 m (246 ft); white light: one long flash followed by one short flash every 8 s. 25 m (83 ft) round brick tower with lantern and gallery. Tower unpainted, watch room painted white, lantern dome black. A hyperradiant Fresnel lens (larger than 1st order) is in use. This is said to be the largest lens in use on the Baltic Sea.   During the Communist era the light station was in a sensitive military area, but the lighthouse was restored in 1993-94 and subsequently opened to the public. The lighthouse stands about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the beach atop a forested dune in the Słowiński National Park, an international biosphere reserve famous for its dunes and freshwater pond system.

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