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Kegnæs - DK

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Kegnæs Lighthouse

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The first lighthouse erected on Kegnæs, was built in 1844-45. In 1864 the lighthouse was transferred to the German administration in conjunction with other lighthouse in Schleswig-Holstein. In 1896 entered the German administration the current 18 meter high lighthouse was plastered brick and transformed into a angle lighthouse, which emits its light at a height of 32 meters. Brick lighthouse was for many years whitewashed, but it stands today yellowwashed - highly visible for anyone who travels to Kegnæs.  

By: Holger Novotny Thomsen

       

15/12/2009
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