Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ensten daymark

I finally visited the Ensten daymark in July 2019, long overdue.

Ensten is of a special interest to me. For over 40 years I've looked at it. The almost 15 m high red pyramid in the morning light was intriguing for a little boy.

It's not a difficult daymark, coming from north a 4 km crossing and from south 5 km, with a rather wide shipping lane on the way. As it happened, when returning I had to wait for 20 minutes for a ship to emerge from the fog and pass me, before crossing the lane.

The daymark is a pyramid shape wooden construction 14.3 m high (16.8 m over the sea), built in 1858.

It is red, except for one side outwards to the sea having a little white.

Position: N 63° 7,582' and E 21°12,123'

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

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