Monday, December 19, 2016

Borkum Großer Light - Germany

Another german lighthouse card, this one from Borkum, an island northwestern Germany. It is the largest and westernmost of the East Frisian Islands in the North Sea.
The card is a RAS from Claus.
Borkum Großer Light, also known as Borkum Neuer Light, is an active lighthouse on the island of Borkum. At a height of 197 feet (60 m) it is the twenty-fourth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, 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. - in: wikipedia

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