Lighthouse and Church on the Rock – Bolshoy Utrish

Russia - Bolshoy Utrish Lighthouse and Church

 

Lighthouse and Church on the Rock
Bolshoy Utrish, south Russia
Though marked ‘church’ on the card, it is two lighthouses
and known as Ostrov Utrish

Utrish (Ostrov Utrish) (2)
Date unknown (probably 1920s; station established 1911). Inactive. Approx. 7 m (23 ft) hexagonal cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted green. A photo is at right and a closeup is available, but a cloud hides the towers in Google’s satellite view. The lighthouse appears to be abandoned and deteriorating. Utrish is an island and nature preserve just off a cape about 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Anapa. Located on the western tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed.
Utrish (Ostrov Utrish) (3)
Date unknown (station established 1911). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 17 m (56 ft) round cylindrical masonry tower with gallery; there is a band of sculptured faces around the tower about 1/4 the way up. A photo is at right, Pavel Gubin has a 2007 photo, and Ted Sarah has a photo, but a cloud hides the towers in Google’s satellite view. The lighthouse is unpainted gray masonry; the small lantern is red. Located close to the original lighthouse on the western tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ERU-009; Admiralty E5632; NGA 18964.

Russia - Bolshoy Utrish Lighthouse and Church stamps

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