Borkum - Großer Leuchtturm

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Source of Image: Jürgen Tronicke (Germany)
Date of Image: Unknown


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Latitude 53° 35' 19" N
Longitude 06° 39' 43" E
Body of water North Sea.


Date of Establishment: 1817
Date Light First Lit: 1879
Is structure still operating? Yes. 
Characteristic Two White flashes separated by 2.7sec every 12sec.


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.