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Name: Hel Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Hela Light (German name)

Nearest Town or City:
Gdansk, , Poland

Location: Hel Peninsula, Gulf of Gdansk

Managing Organization:
Maritime Office in Gdynia

An 1828 lighthouse here was blown up by Polish forces in September 1939. The Germans replaced it with the present lighthouse the following year.

Tower Height: 131

Height of Focal Plane: 126

Characteristic and Range: White isophase 10s (light 5 seconds, off 5 seconds), visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red, octagonal brick tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1670

Date Present Tower Built: 1940

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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