Tokarev Lighthouse


Tokarev Lighthouse

Vladivostok, Russia

Tokarev (Egersheld) (2)1910 (station established 1876). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); one long flash every 7.5 s, white or red depending on direction. 12 m (39 ft) cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery; the lower half of the tower is octagonal and the upper half is round. Lighthouse painted white. Jonathan Worthington’s photo is at right, Alexander Smerdov has another good closeup, Lisa Walker has a 2007 closeup, the lighthouse is visible in an aerial photo (dwarfed by a huge modern tower that carries power lines across the Vladivostok harbor entrance), and Google has a satellite view. Another closeup shows that access to the lighthouse is underwater at high tide, and FocalPoint f/8 has a long article on keeper Vasily Ivanovich Ilchenko. Despite its modest size, this is one of Russia’s best known lighthouses. Located at the end of a mole at the entrance to Vladivostok harbor and at the extreme southwestern tip of the Egersheld Peninsula. Accessible in good weather by a hike of about 3 km (2 mi) from the end of the city’s bus line. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ASR-008; Admiralty M7479; NGA 16169.92. -The Lighthouse Directory

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