Remmarholmen - Helsinki, Finland

Lighthouse category:  beacon/sector

Position:  60° 7'52.14"N : 24°59'38.27"E

Status: active

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  36 feet

Construction: round concrete tower with lantern and gallery

Colour scheme: tower red, lantern white

Focal plane height:  36 feet

Characteristics: white, red and green sectors, two quick flashes every four seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

A very distant shot of a very small beacon does not make for prize-winning photograph!  And I believe this is probably the most distant shot that I took in the course of this short visit to Helsinki.  I had used the name for this beacon given in Alex Trabas's Online List of Lights and had set up the page and the relevant links before I realised that Remmarholmen is the Swedish name and that the Finnish name, unless I am wildly off my linguistic track, should be "Reimarisaari".  The stern of the ship rapidly disappearing out of the left of shot belongs to the Viking Lines ferry Viking XPRES inward for Helsinki from Tallinn in Estonia.

This free website was made using Yola.

No HTML skills required. Build your website in minutes.

Go to and sign up today!

Make a free website with Yola