Digest>Archives> May 2010

Mersrags Lighthouse

Comments?    


You can see an enlarged version of this picture by clicking here.
>> Click to enlarge <<

Here’s a lighthouse that most of us will never get to see in person.

The Mersrags Lighthouse is located on the west side of the Gulf of Riga near Mersrags, Latvia.

Latvia is bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation and Belarus. Managed the Maritime Authority of Latvia it is also known as the Messaragotsem Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was originally a cast iron tower that was prefabricated in France and brought to the site in 1875. Because it sustained heavy damage in World War I it was encased in concrete in 1922. (Photograph by Pritt Kirsimaa.)

This story appeared in the May 2010 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

All contents copyright © 1995-2018 by Lighthouse Digest®, Inc. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest. For contact information, click here.

Featured
Products

Subscribe
to Lighthouse Digest


USLHS Marker Fund


Lighthouse Jewelry


Lighthouse Service Sweatshirt












Subscribe   Contact Us   About Us   Copyright Foghorn Publishing, 1994- 2018   Lighthouse Facts     Lighthouse History