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Name: Kihnu Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rootsik├╝la, , Estonia

Location: South end of Kihnu Island, Gulf of Riga.

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Photo: Estonian Maritime Administration

Managing Organization:
Estonian Maritime Administration


This lighthouse was built at the same time at the Vormsi and first Virtsu lighthouses, and is virtually identical to them.

Tower Height: 92

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: Two flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles (white sector) and 7 nautical miles (red sector).

Description of Tower: White conical metal tower with a round lantern and a red roof.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: 1865

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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