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Name: Klaipeda Light  

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Also known as: Klaipeda Rear Light

Also known as: Memel Light

Nearest Town or City:
Klaipeda, , Lithuania

Location: Eastern Baltic Sea.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Klaipeda State Seaport


The appearance of this lighthouse has changed over the years. For many years, its daymark was a black and white checkerboard pattern. The original tower was destroyed in World War II.

Tower Height: 131

Height of Focal Plane: 144

Characteristic and Range: White flash (3s) every 6 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical tower with black and white bands; lantern and gallery are yellow.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1798

Date Present Tower Built: 1950

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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