Estonian Maritime Administration
According to historical documents, a tower with a beacon light was built by the Swedes in 1621, but the official year of establishment is considered to be 1646. The 1877 lighthouse was severely damaged during World War I (1918), and a temporary acetylene light was placed at the top of the tower. Restoration of the tower was completed in 1937.
Tower Height: 131
Height of Focal Plane: 213
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds, range 11 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Brown, skeleton-style tower with central cylinder.
This light is operational
1757: Wooden lighthouse built on Hochberg Hill. 1820: Red octagonal wooden lighthouse, 79 feet tall. 1860: Yellow hexagonal wooden tower, 105 feet tall.
Date Established: 1646
Date Present Tower Built: 1877
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.