Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, September 25-October 1, 2016: Kylmäpihlaja, Finland

This week's lighthouse is the Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse, which is located on an island off the coast of Finland. When I reviewed previous Lighthouses OTW, I discovered I had done one, the Bengtskar lighthouse, twice. So this one is the second one for Finland. It's a neat place -- apparently a great place to eat, in addition to the views. Find some links and find some pictures below, in addition to the brief description from The Lighthouse Directory:

"1953. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); four white flashes every 45 s. 32 m (105 ft) square cylindrical brick tower, originally incorporating keeper's quarters, attached to a large 2-story coast guard building. This large lighthouse was leased or sold in 2002, and it has been converted into a hotel and restaurant operated by Suvi and Tom Lindqvist. Located on an island about 10 km (6 mi) west of Rauma; accessible during the summer months by daily passenger ferry service from Rauma."
Hotel Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse ( - lots of pictures)

Leisurely at the lighthouse (Official Travel Guide of Finland)

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