Maritime Administration of Latvia
It's said a light was displayed here as early as 1536. It was known in German as Dünamünde or Dünamund.
Tower Height: 115
Height of Focal Plane: 121
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Round concrete tower with black and white bands.
This light is operational
1721: Masonry tower w/ open fire; 1788: Wooden tower; c. 1819: Wooden octagonal tower; 1863: White conical cast-iron tower, 93 feet tall (destroyed in 1915); 1921: Cylindrical concrete tower, 98 feet tall (destroyed in 1944). 1945: Temporary wooden tower.
Date Established: 1721
Date Present Tower Built: 1957
Current Use: Active aid to navigation