Gelendzhik Lighthouse

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Gelendzhik Lighthouse


Gelendzhikskiy Vkhodnoy (Mys Tolstyy, Gelendzik Headland) (2?)Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 55 m (180 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. Approx. 30 m (98 ft) octagonal concrete tower with lantern and double gallery, painted white with three red horizontal bands. A photo is at right, another photo, a third photo, and a 2007 closeup are available, and the lighthouse can be seen in a Google satellite view. NGA lists a round 12 m (39 ft) tower at this location. Huelse has a postcard view of an earlier lighthouse, a very small tower. The elliptical bay of Gelendzhik is an especially scenic location on Russia’s Black Sea coast. Located atop a chalk bluff on the cape at the east side of the entrance to Gelendzhikskiy Bukhta (bay), about 5 km (3 mi) south of Gelendzhik. Site and tower reported closed. ARLHS ERU-030; Admiralty E5656; NGA 19076. -The Lighthouse Directory

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