Vorontsov Lighthouse, Odessa

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The Vorontsov Lighthouse is a famous red-and-white, 27.2 metre landmark in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine. It is named after Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governors-general of the Odessa region.ConstructionThe lighthouse was built with iron tubing and lead gaskets. It has a one-million-watt signal light that can be seen up to twelve nautical miles (22 km) away. It transmits the Morse Code signal of three dashes, the letter O, for Odessa. It also sounds a foghorn during severe storms or fog.The lighthouse is connected with the port's shoreline by a long stone causeway and jetty, which protect the port from the southern high seas. The port is protected on the east by huge concrete breakwaters or ramparts, built on rocks, that rise above the water.HistoryThe current lighthouse is the third to stand on the same spot. The first was built in 1862 and was made of wood.The lighthouse was blown up during World War II by the Soviets and rebuilt after the war.
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  • We, the citizens, do not know our own city. I recommend everyone to visit this unusual place and listen to amazing stories about him, his fellow smyfellows and their keepers.
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  • I've always liked the lighthouses of the ports, and that's no less. make me think about when their presence was crucial to the boats
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  • This lighthouse is not only a working attraction of Odessa, it is its custodian and a kind of gateway to the Gulf of Odessa. To visit the lighthouse is a rare luck. You can get here on a tour. As it is a closed territory of the Odessa port, you need to have a passport with you. In advance, you need to provide the following information on the tourist: name, year of birth, passport number, contact phone. The date of the tour to the lighthouse can be changed due to the excursion not allowed children under 12 years.
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