Blue Lighthouse

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Pellworm Lighthouse

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North Sea Lighthouse Pellworm

Pellworm (Oberfeuer)1907. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting once every 5 s. 41 m (135 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, mounted on a 1-story concrete base. Lighthouse painted red with one white horizontal band; lantern, watch room, and galleries painted black. Fresnel lens in use. 2-story keeper’s house is used as a registrar’s office; this lighthouse, like Westheversand, is popular for weddings. Markus Schmid’s photo is at right, Trabas has a closeup photo, Wikimedia has photos, hasaerial photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse is practically identical to the Hörnum and Westheversand lighthouses. Located on the south side of the island of Pellworm, guiding ships into the harbor. Site open, tower open for climbing Monday through Wednesday during the summer season. Operator: WSA Tönning. ARLHS FED-187; Admiralty B1676.1; NGA 10612. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse

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Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse
Galicia, Spain

 Cabo Silleiro (2)1924 (station established 1862). Active; focal plane 85 m (279 ft); three white flashes in a 2+1 pattern every 15 s. 30 m (98 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a large 2-story keeper’s complex. Tower painted with red and white horizontal bands; lantern is red; keeper’s house painted white with unpainted gray stone trim. A photo is at right, a finecloseup is available, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Klaus Huelse has a historic postcard image of the 1866 lighthouse. Cabo Silleiro is a very prominent headland at the southern entrance to the Ría de Vigo, and the lighthouse here is important as a landfall light for Vigo and all the ports of Galicia. Located just above the PO-552 coastal highway about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Baiona. Site open, tower closed. Operator: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo. ARLHS SPA-047; ES-05280; Admiralty D1916; NGA 3052. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Moritzburg Lighthouse Sunset

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Moritzburg Castle Lighthouse at Sunset

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Cape Egmont Lighthouse

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Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Mount Taranaki
New Zealand

Cape Egmont1865 (relocated to this site in 1881). Active; focal plane 33 m (109 ft); white flash every 8 s. 20 m (65 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is black. The original 1st order Fresnel lens, removed in 2000, is now displayed in a 2/3 replica of the lighthouse at Warea. Dave Young’s photo is at right, Mike Hollman has a fine 2009 photo, J.J. Brophy has a good photo, Mel Hodgkinson has another photo, Phillips has photos, and Bing has a satellite view. The Taranaki volcano stands behind the lighthouse in the Hollman and Brophy photos. Prefabricated in England by McLean, Simpson and Co., the lighthouse was first constructed on Mana Island near Wellington, but its light was confused with that of the Pencarrow Head Light. The tower was relocated to Cape Egmont in 1877, but was not activated there until 1881. A sibling of the Tiritiri Matangi Light, the lighthouse marks the southwesternmost point of North Island and the northwestern entrance to Cook Strait. Located at the end of Cape Road near Pungarehu. Site open, tower closed. Operator/site manager: Maritime New Zealand. ARLHS NZL-007; Admiralty K4088; NGA 4788. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Capelinhos Lighthouse

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Capelinhos Lighthouse
on the Capelinhos Volcano in the Azores, Portugal

Capelinhos (Ponta dos Capelinhos)1903. Inactive since 1957. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 2-story keeper’s house. Lantern removed. Guillaume Baviere’s photo is at right, Ulrich Thumult has a photo, Jack Dodge has posted a good photo, Wikimedia has several additional photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. Built to mark the western tip of Faial, the lighthouse was swamped by volcanic ash in a volcanic eruption that began on 16 September 1957. The eruption began offshore and eventually extended the island westward about 1 km (0.6 m). The first floor of the building remains buried in ash. In 2005, the Azores government announced plans to develop a visitor center and museum at the abandoned light station. The replica lantern was installed early in 2006, and in August 2008 a modern visitor center opened in a new building near the lighthouse. The eruption area is protected as a regional natural monument. Located about 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of Capelo. Site open, visitor center open daily year around, tower open to guided tours. Site manager:Centro de Interpretação do Vulcão dos Capelinhos. ARLHS AZO-033. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Corsewall Lighthouse

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Corsewall Lighthouse
Stranraer, Scotland

 Corsewall1817 (Robert Stevenson). Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); five white flashes every 30 s. 34 m (112 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to 2-story keeper’s house. Lighthouse painted white with buff trim; lantern painted black. The keeper’s house has been converted into a small hotel. A photo by Mary and Angus Hogg is at right (note that the Irish coast is on the horizon to the left of the lighthouse), W.F. Millar has a good photo, Newman has excellent photos, Trabas has aphoto by Ian Wright, Wikimedia has several photos, has fine aerial photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. This is the landfall light for ferries from Larne and Belfast to Stranraer. In early 2008 the lighthouse and hotel were listed for sale. Located on the northern tip of the Rhins of Galloway about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Kirkholm. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. Operator: Northern Lighthouse Board. Site manager: Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel. ARLHS SCO-052; Admiralty A4604; NGA 4796. -The Lighthouse Directory

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