Voennaya Gavan - Kronshtadt, Russia

Lighthouse category:  beacon

Position:  59°58'13.44"N : 29°47'3.72"E

Status: active

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  39 feet

Construction: hexagonal, skeletal metal tower with gallery.  The main tower supports a short, secondary tower on which the light is located

Colour scheme: red

Focal plane height:  46 feet

Characteristics: white light, two seconds on, two seconds off

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This light is located at the extreme south east corner of the Kronshtadt naval base and, I freely admit, that I have no clear idea as to its purpose in life.  It has all the appearance of a range light and, from it's lack of stature, it could be assumed that it was the front light of a pair.  However, I can find no convincing evidence to indicate which rear light it is paired with.  Also of interest is the fact that the main tower appears to support another, secondary, light but, again, I am unable to comment on what that is for. 

The image below gives a wider view of the shot and shows some of the derliction that seems to be so characteristic of the Russian Baltic Fleet home base...

 ... and the next shot shows the light from the west with Holland America Line's cruise ship Rotterdam outward from St Petersburg in the background.

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