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Name: Zhonkier Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Mys Zhonkier Light

Also known as: (Mys) Zhonkiyer Light

Nearest Town or City:
Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinskiy, , Russian Federation

Location: Cape Zhonkier, west coast of Sakhalin Island, Sea of Okhotsk, off east coast of Siberia.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Port State Control of Russia Far East


Cape Zhonkier was named after Ernest de Jonquières (1820-1901), a French mathematician and naval officer whose duties took him to the Far East.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 259

Characteristic and Range: Long white flash every 33 seconds; range 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White octagonal stone tower; lantern dome is green.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1886: Hexagonal wooden tower on keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: 1897

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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