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673 - Ristna tuletorn

673 - Ristna tuletorn
Region: Hiiu- ja Läänemaa     Light ordinates: 58.940033 N, 22.055217 E
Light running: night     Light characteristics: LFl W/R 15s
Light height from ground: 30m     Light height from sea: 37m
Light visibility: 12M     Built, y: 1874

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Ristna lighthouse reconstruction project, 1925. Estonian Maritime Museum ́s collections. 

.  Situation plan of Ristna lighthouse in 1911. Estonian State Archive.

 Ristna lighthouse ca 1910. Jaan Vali ́s collections.

Ristna lighthouse after being strengthened with concrete , ca 1930. Jaan Vali ́s collections. 


Ristna tuletorni meeskond ja remondimehed 1930. aastatel. Eesti Meremuuseumi kogu.
Staff and workers of the Ristna lighthouse
in 1930s. Estonian Maritime Museum ́s collections. 

The decision to build a second lighthouse on the Kõpu peninsula on the island of Hiiumaa was taken in 1873 because of constant fogs, which made the old Kõpu lighthouse often invisible. The second and a very important function of the Ristna lighthouse was to warn the seafarers about the drifting ice on the Gulf of Finland that could cause navigation problems. The 30m boilerplate construction was completed in 1874. The tower survived World War I without major damages, but was nevertheless cast in concrete in 1920 to increase the stability. Although this covered the tower’s spectacular iron construction, Ristna still remains distinct among other lighthouses with its eight iron counterforts and cast-iron gallery on the top. The whole lighthouse ensemble with many outbuildings is listed as an architectural monument.


Ristna lighthouse, fuel house and keeper ́s living quarters. Jaan Vali ́s collections, 1990s. 


 Siren station of Ristna lighthouse. Lembit Sepp, 1980.

Ristna communications house. Lembit Sepp, 1980.

Ristna lighthouse keeper ́s living quarters, built in the second half of the 19. century. Lembit Sepp, 1980. 


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