Thursday, June 21, 2018

Märigrund fishing lighthouse

As a part of my project to visit the lighthouses and daymarks of the Finnish coast by kayak I visited the fishing lighthouse at Märigrund just before the arrival of the expected midsummer storm in June 21st 2018.

Märigrund is situated in the outer archipelago of Norrnäs, Närpes, in rather stony waters. The next land directly to the west of Märigrund is Sweden, around 160 km away. The island itself has forest on it, but the west side against the sea, as well as the souther cape is more barren and without trees.

The fishing lighthouse was built in 1923 and was extended in 1966 to a height of 5.5 m. The light is 11 m over the sea. It is marked on the sea chart as a sector light.

Position: N 62° 31,453' E 21°3,996'

Source: I yttersta havsbandet. Fyrar och båkar i svenska Österbotten. Hans Hästbacka.

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