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Ristna Lighthouse

Ristna Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Ristna Point, Kõpu Peninsula, on the island of Hiiumaa in Estonia.

                                               

Rivinletto Light

Rivinletto Light is a sector light tower located on Kaasamatala, a small island at the mouth of river Kiiminkijoki in Haukipudas, Oulu, Finland. The tower is concrete, with its top half painted black and bottom half painted white. The steel lante ...

                                               

Ronne Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built by the Bornholm firm H. Wichmann & Co. in 1880, replacing the simple light which had stood on the site. It was brought into service on 27 September 1880, initially with a green light which was soon changed to red. The str ...

                                               

Roter Sand Lighthouse

Roter Sand is a lighthouse in the North Sea, in the Weser estuary. It entered service in 1885. The light was deactivated in 1986 but the tower still serves as a day beacon. Roter Sand Lighthouse was the first building ever to be erected directly ...

                                               

Rotes Kliff Lighthouse

The Rotes Kliff Lighthouse on the island of Sylt, Germany, served as a sector light from 1913 to 1975. It is located on a cliffside north of the village of Kampen.

                                               

Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

Royal Sovereign lighthouse, located 11 km offshore from Eastbourne, is a lighthouse marking the Royal Sovereign shoal. Its distinctive shape is easily recognised as it comprises a large platform supported by a single pillar rising out of the wate ...

                                               

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is on the coast of the North Sea in Rubjerg, in the Jutland municipality of Hjorring in northern Denmark. It was first lit on 27 December 1900. Construction of the lighthouse began in 1899.

                                               

Ruhnu Lighthouse

The first mention of a lighthouse on the island of Ruhnu is from the year of 1646. The current lighthouse was made in 1877, by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, a company based in France. According to rumours, the unusual design of the Ruhn ...

                                               

St Anns Head Lighthouse

St. Anns Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse that overlooks the entrance to the Milford Haven waterway, one of Britains deep water harbours, from St. Anns Head near Dale in Pembrokeshire. The lighthouse is intended to guide ships around a number of r ...

                                               

San Benedetto del Tronto Lighthouse

San Benedetto del Tronto Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on the waterfront of San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche on the Adriatic Sea.

                                               

San Giacomo Lighthouse

San Giacomo Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located at the root of the east wharf of the commercial harbour of Licata on the Channel of Sicily. The lighthouse takes its name from the homonymous castle once in the place then destroyed to make r ...

                                               

San Venerio Lighthouse

San Venerio Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the island of Tino, in the comune of Porto Venere in the Province of La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. Its construction began in 1839, and completed in 1840. It illuminates and guides the sailors in that ...

                                               

San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse

San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the municipality of San Vito Lo Capo on the western coast of Sicily at the end of the promontory, with the same name, between the Gulf of Macari and that of Castellammare.

                                               

Sandhammaren

Sandhammaren is a Swedish lighthouse, and the name of both a beach and a point east of Ystad in Scania. At first two identical lighthouses were constructed, because it was a risk to mistake this lighthouse with the one on Ertholmene. The flame fi ...

                                               

Scheveningen Lighthouse

In the 16th century Scheveningen had a lighthouse already, and the church collected money from the ships using it. It was elevated in 1850, and equipped with a copper cupola and a new light. In the 1870s, Dutch lighthouse designer Quirinus Harder ...

                                               

Scilla Lighthouse

Scilla Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Calabria just opposite of Capo Peloro Lighthouse which is on the Sicilian coast; both lighthouses direct the ships from the north into the Strait of Messina. The lighthouse is settled on the seaward si ...

                                               

Scogli Porcelli Lighthouse

Scogli Porcelli Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located 3 nautical miles offshore Trapani on a series of emerging rocks. Scogli Porcelii makes part of Aegadian Islands on the Sicily Channel.

                                               

Scoglietto Lighthouse

Scoglietto Lighthouse Italian: Faro dello Scoglietto is an active lighthouse located on the summit of a rocky islet without vegetation located in front of Portoferraio in the Piombino Channel at 1.4 kilometres from Punta Capo Bianco and 1 kilomet ...

                                               

Scoglio dAfrica Lighthouse

Scoglio dAfrica Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on a solitary skerry, Scoglio dAfrica, in open Tyrrhenian Sea halfway Montecristo and Pianosa.

                                               

Scoglio Formiche di Grosseto Lighthouse

Scoglio Formiche di Grosseto Lighthouse Italian: Faro delle Formiche di Grosseto is an active lighthouse established on the largest of three skerries located 9 nautical miles south west of Marina di Grosseto.

                                               

Scoglio Palumbo Lighthouse

Scoglio Palumbo Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on an islet 102 metres long and 67 metres wide just 0.6 nautical miles west of the entrance to the port of Trapani on the Sicily Channel.

                                               

Scoglio Torre della Scuola Lighthouse

Scoglio Torre della Scuola Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located 243 metres from the north-eastern tip of Palmaria in the Gulf of La Spezia.

                                               

Sept-Iles Lighthouse

The Sept-Iles Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Perros-Guirec, France, located on the Ile aux moines, an island of the Sept-Iles archipelago in the English Channel. The island is accessible, but the lighthouse is closed to the public.

                                               

Skagens White Lighthouse

Skagens White Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse just north of the town of Skagen in the far north of Jutland, Denmark. It was operational from 1747 to 1858 when it was replaced by Skagen Lighthouse.

                                               

Skokholm Lighthouse

Skokholm Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Skokholm Island, just off the southwest coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. This small island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and is ...

                                               

Slītere Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built between 1849–1850; however the area historically, since the eleventh century, has been a site of plunderers who lit misleading signal-fires to confuse passing ships, causing them to run aground, once wrecked they would be ...

                                               

Smygehuk Lighthouse

Smygehuk Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Trelleborg Municipality in Sweden. It is situated approximately 1.5 kilometres west of Smygehamn, and is 17 metres high and constructed of iron. It was completed in 1883, and taken out of service in 1975 in ...

                                               

Sõrve Lighthouse

Sõrve Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Torgu Parish, on the island of Saaremaa, in Estonia. The current lighthouse is a cylindrical concrete tower, which was built to replace a temporary wooden structure lighthouse that served as a signal po ...

                                               

South Bishop Lighthouse

The South Bishop Lighthouse is a lighthouse on South Bishop Island, a small rock approximately 5 miles west of St Davids Head in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

                                               

Southerness Lighthouse

Southerness lighthouse is located at the village of Southerness in South West Scotland. It is at present the second oldest lighthouse in Scotland. The lighthouse was commissioned by the Town Council of Dumfries in 1748 to assist in the safe passa ...

                                               

St Abbs Head Lighthouse

St Abbs Head Lighthouse stands on the cliffs at the rocky promontory of St Abbs Head, near the village of St Abbs in Berwickshire. A signal station was established on the cliffs before 1820 and the facilities were shared by Trinity House and Her ...

                                               

Stawa Mlyny

Stawa Mlyny is a beacon in the shape of a windmill in Swinoujscie, West Pomeranian Voivodeship; in Poland. The beacon acts as a signal for vessels entering the Port of Swinoujscie, from the Baltic Sea. The beacon is 10 metres in height; painted w ...

                                               

Stenen Baak

Stenen Baak is a now-deactivated lighthouse northeast of Oostvoorne, near to the town of Brielle, in the Dutch province of South Holland. In several nautical sources of the 19th Century it is also referred to as Stone Beacon or Stone Baak. It pro ...

                                               

Stilo Lighthouse

Stilo Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Osetnik on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea, close to the village of Sasino. The lighthouse is located in between the Czolpino Lighthouse and the Rozewie Lighthouse.

                                               

Storozhenskiy Light

Storozhenskiy Light, also known as Storozhno Light, is an active lighthouse in Lake Ladoga, in the Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It is located on a headland on the eastern side of the lake, separating the Svir Bay of the lake from the Volkhov Bay, at ...

                                               

Strathy Point Lighthouse

Strathy Point Lighthouse is a remote lighthouse that is located on the north coast of Sutherland, Scotland, and is situated on the coast close to the village of Strathy. Strathy Point was the first lighthouse in Scotland, specifically built to be ...

                                               

Strazica Lighthouse

Strazica Lighthouse on the island of Prvic in the Adriatic Sea was built in 1875 and consists of a small stone house and a 5-metre tall lighthouse tower. A crew of lightkeepers were stationed on the island until it was made fully automated in 197 ...

                                               

Strombolicchio Lighthouse

Strombolicchio Lighthouse is an active lighthouse placed on the summit of a sea stack at 1 nautical mile to the north-east of Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands.

                                               

Svartklubben

Svartklubben is a Swedish lighthouse located on a small island east of the island Singo in the province of Uppland. This massive lighthouse was constructed to carry a coal fire. In 1842 it was updated with a colza oil lamp and in 1849 parabolic m ...

                                               

Sventoji Lighthouse

Sventoji Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the town of Sventoji in Lithuania, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse is located 8 kilometres south from the Latvian border. The lighthouse was constructed in 1957. The original lighthous ...

                                               

Talamone Lighthouse

Talamone Lighthouse is an active lighthouse, located on the southern tip of the rocky promontory of Talamone in the Tuscan Maremma on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

                                               

Torre Grande Lighthouse

Torre Grande Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located atop a coastal tower on the sea front of Marina di Torre Grande, Sardinia on the Sea of Sardinia.

                                               

Torre San Giovanni di Ugento Lighthouse

Torre San Giovanni di Ugento Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in Torre San Giovanni, in front of the Marina, on the south-western coast of the Salento Peninsula, on the Ionian Sea.

                                               

Torre SantAndrea di Missipezza Lighthouse

Torre SantAndrea di Missipezza Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in the frazione of Torre SantAndrea in the municipality of Melendugno.

                                               

Triagoz Lighthouse

The Triagoz lighthouse is a lighthouse in Cotes-dArmor, France, located on the Guen-Arms rock of the Triagoz archipelago. The lighthouse is closed to the public. The structure is a square tower, composed of pink granite from Ploumanach, with a se ...

                                               

Urk Lighthouse

Urk Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Urk at the eastern banks of the IJsselmeer. From 1617 a coal fire was used for the local fishermen as well as for the ships sailing from Amsterdam to the North Sea. The current lighthouse station was established ...

                                               

Ustka Lighthouse

Ustka Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Ustka, on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse is located in between the Jaroslawiec Lighthouse and the Czolpino Lighthouse.

                                               

Utklippan

Utklippan is a Swedish lighthouse and the name of two small islands, Sodraskar and Norraskar. It has been a light station since 1789 when a basket light was in use. The current tower replaced an older tower built in 1840 on top of an old fortress ...

                                               

Uzava Lighthouse

Uzava Lighthouse - a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse stands in an isolated location, on a 28 metres high sand dune, which is permanently threatened by the Baltic Sea waves erosion. For this reason, the fi ...

                                               

Vada Shoal Lighthouse

Vada Shoal Lighthouse is an active lighthouse, located circa 4 nautical miles offshore Vada on the Ligurian Sea, in order to signalling the presence of the shoals.