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Užava Lighthouse

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Užava Lighthouse, Užavas bāka, Ventspils novads, Bāka

Užava Lighthouse

Code: V-1161-14
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on August 10, 2014
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The Užava lighthouse has been ranked among the most beautiful lighthouses of Latvia. It is built on one of the three high coats by the Baltic Sea. From a distance, the coast resembles a baking oven, thus a German-type name Backofen was given to the lighthouse in the 19th century. The lighthouse stands in a hard-to-reach place, on a 28 m high sand-hill, which is permanently threatened by the Baltic Sea waves. For this reason, the first coastal reinforcement – a dense log wall was constructed as far back as 1910. Later, fir-tree baskets filled with pebble stones, and big boulders were used instead. Today, the base of the lighthouse is protected by huge blocks of reinforced concrete. The original tower of the Užava lighthouse was destroyed by artillery shells during World War I. The present-day lighthouse tower is 19 m tall and its construction was completed in 1925. And the inscription of the year 1924 on a weather vane on the tower’s dome roof marks the beginning of construction works of the Užava lighthouse.
Andris Cekuls
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Užava Lighthouse
 Location     Užava, Ventspils District, Latvia
 Year first constructed  1879 (first)
 Year first lit  1925 (current)
 Foundation  octagonal basement
 Construction  limestone tower
 Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
 Markings / pattern  white tower and lantern
 Tower height  19 metres (62 ft)
 Focal height  44 metres (144 ft)
 Range  15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)

Užava Lighthouse (Latvian: Užavas bāka) - a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse stands in an isolated location, on a 28 metres high sand dune, which is permanently threatened by the Baltic Sea waves' erosion. For this reason, the first coastal reinforcement – a dense log wall was constructed to secure the lighthouse's location in 1910. Later, fir-tree baskets filled with gravel, and big boulders to absorb the waves' energy. Currently, the base of the lighthouse is protected by rock armour. The original tower of the Užava lighthouse was destroyed by artillery shells during World War I. The present-day lighthouse tower is 19 metres in height, completed in 1925. The inscription of the year 1924 on the nearby weather vane on the lightower's dome roof marks the beginning of construction works of the lighthouse.
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Užava Lighthouse

Code: V-1161-14
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on August 10, 2014
FREE 1000 x 667 px
72 dpi
162 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 3700 x 2467 px
31.33 x 20.89 cm / 300 dpi
6.06 MB
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