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Name: Eierland Light  

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Also known as: Texel Light

Nearest Town or City:
De Cocksdorp, , Netherlands

Location: Island of Texel, northwest coast of the Netherlands.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Min. of Traffic, Public Works & Water Management

In April 1945, prisoners of war from Soviet Georgia seized this lighthouse during a revolt against their German captors. The Germans retook the station, severely damaging the lighthouse in the process. The lighthouse was repaired in 1948-49 and additional restoration was carried out in 1996. In 2004 the lighthouse was repainted in its original bright red after many years with a rose color. The station is endangered by beach erosion, which has been controlled by a sea wall.

Tower Height: 114

Height of Focal Plane: 174

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white twice every 10 seconds, visible for 29 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red, conical brick tower with whire upper portion.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1864

Optics: Third-order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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