'Lange Nelle' Lighthouse of Oostende

'Lange Nelle' Lighthouse of Oostende

Jan Hendrik Fennema
Description
The Lange Nelle is the lighthouse of Ostend. It is one of the four still working lighthouses along the Belgian coast, the others are Nieuwpoort, Blankenberge and Heist. The tower extends 65 meters above the sea and the lamp with Fresnel lenses sits at an altitude of 70 meters. The tower has 324 steps. This slender lighthouse with its striking blue and white colors, has a light frequency of 3 long flashes (in Morse --- = O) per 10 seconds and a range of 27 nautical miles (50 km) at maximum visibility. In Ostend have been around since 1366 in some way beacons arranged. The tower of 1860 was heavily damaged during the First World War. The current lighthouse has been in use since 1 November 1948 and was painted blue and white in 1998. The tower can switch to emergency gas, if the electricity fails. Near the lighthouse, is the lighthouse district or Opex located. Opex stands for Ostend Phare Extension. The Ostend Guide circuit has, to this lighthouse, "Lange Nelle 'called. #belgie #belgium #Lange_Nelle #Lighthouse #noordzee #northsea #Oostende #vuurtoren
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