Aniva Lighthouse

Russia - Lighthouse Aniva

Aniva Lighthouse
Lighthouses of Russia, Lighthouse Aniva, Sakhalin, Sea of Okhotsk

Aniva (Mys Aniva) {Naka Shiretoko Saki}
1939. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); two white flashes every 24 s. 31 m (102 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. A photo appears at right, Konstantin Kiktev has a 2007 photo, a closeup and a view from above are available, and Samarin has a historic photo, but Google has only a very fuzzy satellite view of the cape. An article in Russian reports on a visit to the lighthouse, with photos and notes on its history. This light marks the very sharp cape at the southeastern corner of Sakhalin, on the north side of the eastern entrance to La Pérouse Strait. The lighthouse incorporates 7 floors of crew quarters; its construction at this isolated and dangerous spot was a significant accomplishment of Japanese engineering. Today the lighthouse is battered by the weather and much in need of restoration, but restoration has been complicated by remains of a nuclear power unit installed by the Soviets. Apparently this unit was removed recently. Located on a small islet just off the point of the cape. Accessible only by boat in very dangerous seas. Site and tower closed. ARLHS ASR-012; Admiralty M7842; NGA 0168.

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