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Norrby Lighthouses

     During World War I wooden lighthouses were put up on Vormsi Island. In 1935 these were replace by reinforced concrete towers. The front tower is 22 meters tall and all white. The rear tower is 952 meters behind,  is 32 meters tall, and the upper third is painted red. The name Norrby is derived from the nearby village.
     The Norrby lighthouses have the longest leading line in Estonian coastal waters, extending from the strait between Osmussaar Island and Cape Põõsaspea to the Ramsi lights in Voosi Strait, nearly 11.5 nautical miles.
     2005 marks the 70th anniversary of the construction of the Norrby lights.

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The Miķeļbāka Light

     The Miķeļbāka light was established in 1884. It is located near the town of Mikeltornis, Latvia on the Baltic Sea coast. The present 182 foot white masonry tower was built in 1985. It is the tallest lighthouse in the three Baltic republics, and is located about 7.5 miles west of Lielirbe at 57°36´N, 21°53´E.

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The Daugavgriva Light

The Daugavgriva Baka (Lighthouse), Latvia’s oldest lighthouse, is the landfall light for the seaport of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The original lighthouse was built in 1818; the present one is the fourth, built after the end of World War II. It is located on the west side of the Daugava River.

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