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Name: Osmussaar Light  

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Also known as: Odensholm Light

Nearest Town or City:
Haapsalu, , Estonia

Location: Northeastern tip of island of Osmussaar, mouth of the Gulf of Finland.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Estonian Maritime Administration


The 1766 lighthouse here was restored and raised in 1804, but soon fell into disrepair again; the "temporary" lighthouse that replaced it stood for 36 years. The 1850 lighthouse, destroyed in 1941, was replaced after World War II by another temporary lighthouse.

Tower Height: 115

Height of Focal Plane: 128

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 18 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical concrete tower with black and white bands, on square cement block base. Lantern, gallery, and watchroom are black; base is white.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1766: Stone tower. 1814: Wooden lighthouse (temporary). 1850: Conical stone tower painted in black and white bands, 94 feet tall, with a second-order Fresnel lens (installed in 1874). 1946: Square, pyramidal wooden tower (temporary).

Date Established: 1766

Date Present Tower Built: 1954

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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