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Name: Helgoland Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Helgoland, , Germany

Location: Helgoland Island, North Sea, about 30 miles offshore.


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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn
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Managing Organization:
Ministry of Transport, Water and Shipping Authority Tönning

Notes:
The 1915 lighthouse, which was one of the world's most powerful lights, was destroyed by British bombing during WW II. The Dutch established a navigational light here in the early 1600s.

Tower Height: 112

Height of Focal Plane: 269

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, range 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red square brick tower with white upper portion.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1630: coal fire; 1811: Lighthouse built by English; 1902: Conical brick tower built by Germany, destroyed in 1945.

Date Established: 1600s

Date Present Tower Built: 1952

Date Automated: 1986

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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