|100 of the historically
most important lighthouses throughout the world have been
selected by the International Association of Lighthouse
Authorities (IALA) for preservation.
lighthouses are on this list!
||Why did preservation of the old
lighthouses became actual?
- There are no resident staffs any more
- The lighthouses tend to deteriorate quickly
first Estonian lighthouse, finished in 1531. During the centuries, on the dark
half of the year open fire was kept on the top of it's stone
tower to provide light signals to the navigators.
First built during the reign of the Russian Zar Peter the Great among the first lighthouses rounding the Finnish gulf (1719), modernized in 1858. First lighthouse lantern in the world to use the natural gas (1907 - 1912).
Built by the Russian Zar Peter the Great in 1724. The new red brick lighthouse tower which is the tallest on Estonian coastal line was built in 1889.
The present lighthouse was built in 1877. It's iron components were shipped from Le Havre, France. Today, the Ruhnu lighthouse is powered by modern monitoring equipment, produced in Estonia and bearing the ekta™ logo.
The lower one of the two Suurupi lighthouses is the oldest remaining wooden lighthouse in Estonia (built in 1859, lantern chamber finished in 1885).
This lighthouse is the highest cast-iron tower in Estonia (43 m). It was designed and built by the British engineer Gordon in Paris; the components were shipped to Estonia and assembled in 1873.