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Borkum Großer Light

Borkum Großer Light
Borkum Großer Light, 2008
Borkum Großer Light
Location Borkum, Germany
Coordinates 53°35′19.55″N 6°39′43.68″E / 53.5887639°N 6.6621333°E / 53.5887639; 6.6621333Coordinates: 53°35′19.55″N 6°39′43.68″E / 53.5887639°N 6.6621333°E / 53.5887639; 6.6621333

Year first constructed 1817
Year first lit 1879
Foundation 3-story octagonal base
Construction brick
Tower shape round, gallery, lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted gray-brown, base brown, lantern red dome.
Height 197 feet (60 m)
Focal height 207 feet (63 m)
Intensity 2,000,000 cd
Range 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi)
19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) directional white
15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) directional red/green
Characteristic two white flashes, separated by 2.7 s, every 12 s
Continuous white, red, or green directional
Admiralty number B0970
NGA number 114-10032
ARLHS number FED-009

Borkum Großer Light (from German: Großer Leuchtturm, "greater lighthouse"), also known as Borkum Neuer Light (Neuer Leuchtturm, "new lighthouse"), is an active lighthouse on the island of Borkum, Leer district, state of Lower Saxony, Germany. At a height of 197 feet (60 m) it is the twenty-fourth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world,[1] as well as the third tallest brick lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse is located at the west side of the Borkum island. It is the landfall light for the Ems estuary and the port of Emden, serving also as a day mark.

This lighthouse also bares a directional continuous light at a height of 151 feet (46 m) to three different directions with the colors white, red and green.

The tower was built in the summer of 1879 in a record time of six months, following a fire at the old lighthouse.

The site is open, and the tower is open to the public daily April through October and on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons November through March.

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