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Akmeņrags lighthouse
Akmeņrags lighthouse
Akmeņrags lighthouse

Akmeņrags lighthouse

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The first 18 m high lighthouse in Akmeņrags was built in 1864. This is an extraordinary lighthouse in Latvia: it is located at a place, which is among the riskiest navigational sites along the coastline of the Baltic Sea. It highlights a rocky, approximately two navigational miles or 3.7 km long shallow, which stretches into the sea direction NW. The sea is slightly more than two meters deep there. Despite the fact that a navigational light was present here since 1879, Akmeņrags has faced many ship catastrophes. Notorious is the stranding of the Latvian steamer “Saratow” in September 1923. The present 37 m high lighthouse tower was built in 1921. The rotary lights of Akmeņrags lighthouse are flashing green every 7.5 seconds. A winding staircase of 126 steps takes you to the top of the lighthouse. The lighthouse reveals also a collection of amber and stones.
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