During World War I
wooden lighthouses were put up on Vormsi Island. In 1935 these were
replace by reinforced concrete towers. The front tower is 22 meters
tall and all white. The rear tower is 952 meters behind, is 32 meters
tall, and the upper third is painted red. The name Norrby is derived
from the nearby village.
The Norrby lighthouses have the longest leading line in
Estonian coastal waters, extending from the strait between Osmussaar
Island and Cape Põõsaspea to the Ramsi lights in Voosi Strait, nearly
11.5 nautical miles.
2005 marks the 70th anniversary of the construction of
the Norrby lights.
The Miķeļbāka Light
Miķeļbāka light was established in
1884. It is located near the town of Mikeltornis, Latvia on the Baltic
Sea coast. The present 182 foot white masonry tower was built in 1985.
It is the tallest lighthouse in the three Baltic republics, and is
located about 7.5 miles west of Lielirbe at 57°36´N, 21°53´E.
The Daugavgriva Light
The Daugavgriva Baka (Lighthouse), Latvia’s oldest lighthouse, is the
landfall light for the seaport of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The
original lighthouse was built in 1818; the present one is the fourth,
built after the end of World War II. It is located on the west side of
the Daugava River.