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Name: Uzava Light  

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Also known as: Backofen Light

Nearest Town or City:
Uzava, , Latvia

Location: West coast of Latvia, Baltic Sea.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Maritime Administration of Latvia

This lighthouse was known in German as Backofen, sometimes spelled Bakofen. The tower was damaged during World War I and was restored in 1924. A red and white striped temporary lighthouse was used in the interim.

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 143

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, round stone tower, dwelling attached.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1879

Date Present Tower Built: 1879

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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