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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

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?

Date Deactivated: 2000

Date Automated: 1978

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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