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Name: Tallinn Rear Light  

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Also known as: Revel Light

Also known as: Katharinenthal Rear Light

Nearest Town or City:
Tallinn, , Estonia

Location: Southeast side of Tallinn Bay, Gulf of Finland.

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Photo: Estonian Maritime Administration

Managing Organization:
Estonian Maritime Administration


The city of Tallinn was known in earlier centuries as Revel or Reval. The two lighthouses were formerly listed as Katharinenthal.

Tower Height: 132

Height of Focal Plane: 264

Characteristic and Range: Isophase white 6 seconds (light on for 3 seconds, followed by a 3 second eclipse), visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower, upper part and lantern black.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1835

Date Present Tower Built: 1896

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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