starboard pier light Sassnitz

"Starbord"-pier light Sassnitz in October 2001 in the light of the rising autumn sun. It stands on the tip of the east pier, which is 1500 metres long. The port is still important only for a few sightseeing ships and small fishing-boats. The great ferries come and go to the new ferry port Mukran some kilometres to the south. It's green pier light is visible from here.

(pier light, works since 1903, height of tower 12 m, height of fire 15 m, range of light white 12 sm - red 8 sm - green 8 sm, characteristic [Oc WRG 6s] one occultation every six seconds, int. No.: C 2602)
starboard pier light Sassnitz

The following picture shows the pier light seen from the port, with a thunderstorm in the background, by the setting sun.

starboard pier light Sassnitz with thunderstorm in the background

Both the pier lights Sassnitz, seen from the port way. The red "port" light stands on the short pier by the town harbour.

both pier lights Sassnitz

Pier light Sassnitz by night.

starboard pier light Sassnitz in the night


Pier light
at a stamp
from 1974.

section of a nautical chart
coordinates (GPS): 5430'21.7''N - 1338'14.3''E
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