Tarkhankut Lightouse

Ukraine - Tarkhankut Lighthouse

Tarkhankut Lighthouse

Tarkhankut (Mys Tarkhankut)Date unknown (station established 1817). Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); two long (1.5 s) white flashes every 7.5 s. 33 m (108 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Nearby buildings may be a coast guard or coastal defense station. A photo is at right, Andrey Okonetchnikov has a photo, ULA has a fine photo, a good closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse stands at the western corner of the diamond-shaped Crimean peninsula, a dangerous headland that sailors calledChortovim Misom (Devil’s Cape). The light is built from the same plans as the Khersonesskiy Light in Sevastopol’ (see above). Due to its remote location it escaped major damage during World War II. Located on the southern point of Mys (Cape) Tarkhankut, about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Olenivka. Site status unknown, but clearly the lighthouse can be seen from nearby. ARLHS UKR-016; UA-1325; Admiralty E5278; NGA 18244. -The Lighthouse Directory

Ukraine - Tarkhankut Lighthouse stamps

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