List Ost Lighthouse

List Ost Lighthouse

Sylt Island, Germany

1858. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red, or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Fresnel lens in use. WSA Tönning has a page for the lighthouse, Werning has a good page for the lighthouse, Trabas has a good photo, has aerial photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. This is one of two lighthouses built by the Danish government on the sand spit at the north end of Sylt to guide ships through the channel between Sylt and the adjacent (and still Danish) island of Rømø. The lighthouse is close to the beach and may be endangered in the future by beach erosion. Located near the east end of the Ellenbogen about 18 km (11 mi) by road from the town of List. Site open, tower closed. Operator: WSA Tönning. ARLHS FED-147; Admiralty B1748; NGA 10708. – From the Lighthouse Directory

Sylt is a barrier island about 40 km (25 mi) long facing due west on the North Sea. Since 1927 the island has been connected to the mainland by a causeway called the Hindenburgdamm. The causeway carries a rail line, which is popular way to reach the island’s many beach resorts; ferry service is also available. The permanent population of the island is about 21,000.

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