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Name: Walfisch Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wismar, , Germany

Location: Originally Walfisch Island, Wismar Bight.


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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn

Managing Organization:
Water and Shipping Authority Lübeck

Notes:
After this light was discontinued in 2000, the 50 foot tower was dismantled and moved to the grounds of the Water and Shipping Authority in Wismar, Haffeld. Only a small portion of the lower skeletal portion of the original tower was retained when it was reassembled in its new location.

Characteristic and Range: Oc (2) WRG 12 s

Description of Tower: White round tower with two galleries; lower part is open square skeletal framework; lantern roof green.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1859: Unlit wooden 34-foot beacon. 1870: Beacon raised in height to 48 feet. 1888: New daybeacon. 1906: Wooden lighthouse.

Date Established: 1938

Date Present Tower Built: 1938

Tower Moved?
2000

Date Deactivated: 2000

Date Automated: 1978

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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