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Name: Daugavgriva Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Daugavgriva, , Latvia

Location: Near Riga, Gulf of Riga.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

Managing Organization:
Maritime Administration of Latvia

It's said a light was displayed here as early as 1536. It was known in German as Dünamünde or Dünamund.

Tower Height: 115

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Round concrete tower with black and white bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1721: Masonry tower w/ open fire; 1788: Wooden tower; c. 1819: Wooden octagonal tower; 1863: White conical cast-iron tower, 93 feet tall (destroyed in 1915); 1921: Cylindrical concrete tower, 98 feet tall (destroyed in 1944). 1945: Temporary wooden tower.

Date Established: 1721

Date Present Tower Built: 1957

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