Vuurtoren van Den Oever

Vuurtoren van Den Oever

Jan Hendrik Fennema
The cast iron lighthouse on the Afsluitdijk and near Den Oever is a tangible reminder of the time when Wieringen still was an island. Originally built as light curb for Westerland moved this hexagonal tower on two occasions. Beacons, light stands and lighthouses were important for fishing and shipping. The function of lighthouse keeper was a respectable profession. Capes and Lights On the old island Wieringen have been multiple capes. These were scaffolds with characteristic shapes, helpful marks (or 'day marks'), which sailors could recognize on which coast they sailing. Lights came just after 1823 on the west end of the island, at Westerland. In the 19th century there were a total of five lights on Wieringen, including the high light of Westerland, #cast_iron #lichtopstand #light_beacon #lighthouse #nederland #netherland #q_harder #Strijensas #vuurtoren
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