A beacon for shipping

The Iron Beacon

The Iron Beacon was designed in 1854 as a landmark for ships on the Texelstroom, a navigable channel in the Wadden Sea. It formed a beacon line together with the church tower of the NH church in Oosterend. I was a fireless beacon, which meant that it was only visible to shipping during the day. Because of the unpredictable sailing waters, a beacon with fire was chosen in 1977 and the beacon line was moved in a northerly direction. The Iron Beacon is a rare example of a fireless beacon that is still in good condition till this day.

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Address: Waddendijk, 1790 AA Oosterend
Website: The Iron Beacon
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