West Schouwen Light

Netherlands - Westerlicht

 West Schouwen (Haamstede)1840. Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); three white flashes every 15 s, the first two separated by 2.4 s and the others by 6 s. 50 m (164 ft) round brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted in a red and white spiral (“barber pole”) pattern; watch room, lantern, and gallery painted red. 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Ralf Schulze’s photo appears at the top of the page, Trabas also has a closeup photo, Werning has a photo, another nice photo is available, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. We are fortunate that this classic lighthouse escaped destruction during World War II. The lantern was replaced in 1979, and the old lantern is now on display at the harbormaster’s office in Burghsluis. Located in the village of Nieuw Haamstede near the westernmost point of Schouwen-Duiveland. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NET-029; NL-0324; Admiralty B0500; NGA 9576. – The Lighthouse Directory

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