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Kurmrags lighthouse
ex-Admiralty C3584

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Still standing.
After repeated requests of local fishermen, a lighthouse was built in the headland of Kurmrags in 1923 as the landmark location between the ports of Ainazhi and Riga. Originally, it stood in the meadow next to the steep slope of the coastline. During a tornado in 1967, the lighthouse was destroyed and the light was turned off. The next tornado in 2005 flushed the lighthouse into the sea, leaving it all warped in the sea couple of metres away from the shore. The Ķurmrags lighthouse is popularly styled as the Smugglers Lighthouse, and the near bay – as the Smugglers Bay, because at the early 1920s it was one of the nearby coastal channels for supplying cheap alcohol from Estonia to Latvia.
Located at the village of Ķurmrags on the east coast of the Gulf of Rīga about 40 km (25 mi) south of Ainaži.

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Album name:Belsar / Latvia
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Not active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1924. Square skeletal tower mounted on a square pyramidal stone base.
Height of the tower, m:14
Any other comments:Historical information taken from http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/ and http://www.bakas.lv
Coordinates (in any format):57° 32" 6' N 24° 21" 7' E
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Date added:Mar 26, 2013
Keywords:Latvia ; Gulf of Riga ;
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