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Name: Sõrve Light  

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Also known as: Zerel Light

Nearest Town or City:
Sääre, , Estonia

Location: Southern tip of Sõrve Peninsula, Saaremaa Island.

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Photo: Estonian Maritime Administration
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Managing Organization:
Estonian Maritime Administration


Tower Height: 174

Height of Focal Plane: 171

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical concrete tower, lower part white, upper part and lantern black.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1646: Wooden tower, moved that year to a safer location. 1807: White, conical 115-foot stone tower. 1862: Wooden tower. 1863: White square pyramidal 116-foot brick tower (damaged in 1944 and later demolished). 1949: Square wooden tower (temporary).

Date Established: 1646

Date Present Tower Built: 1960

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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