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Mērsrags lighthouse, Latvia

Code: V-178-18
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on May 20, 2018
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Mērsrags Lighthouse (Latvian: Mērsraga bāka) - a lighthouse located on the Bay of Riga, on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. It is located on a headland, stretching as a cape into the Bay of Riga, by a stony shoal.

Mersrags lighthouse
 Location     Mērsrags, Latvia
 Year first constructed  1875
 Deactivated  1917
 Construction  cast iron
 Tower shape  cylindrical hold up by eight buttresses tower with balcony and lantern
 Markings / pattern  white tower with red trim
 Tower height  62 feet (19 m)
 Focal height  85 feet (26 m)
 Range  15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)

History
The lighthouse was built in 1875, and is called the Frenchwoman, as the lens, an invention of the French, is used as its signal. The lighthouse was devastated in World War I, when its metal structure was distorted by a fire. The current lighthouse was built in 1922, and is strengthened by eight wrought iron inserts, with the exterior walls sheathed with riveted metal plating.
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The Mersrags lighthouse is situated at the tip of the shore shooting forth into the sea, near the place where a stony shoal lies. Old legends tell that plunderers would walk a cow with a lantern around its neck in order to mislead the passing ships, and should an accident occur, they would seize the loot. In 1875 one of the most beautiful Latvia’s lighthouses was constructed here. They called it a „Frenchwoman”, because the tower of the Mērsrags lighthouse, its optical system, and the lantern were manufactured in Paris, France. However, the lighthouse was severely damaged during World War I when its metal construction came under fires and was distorted. The present-day tower of the lighthouse was built in 1922. It is strengthened with eight wrought-iron inserts, and the external walls are sheathed with riveted metal plating.
Andris Cekuls
bakas.lv

Mērsrags lighthouse, Latvia

Code: V-178-18
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on May 20, 2018
FREE 1000 x 667 px
72 dpi
223 KB
S 1748 x 1165 px
14.8 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
MB
M 3000 x 2000 px
25.4 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
L 3888 x 2592 px
32.92 x 21.95 cm / 300 dpi
7.78 MB
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