Tahkuna Lighthouse

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Tahkuna lighthouse, situated on the northern tip of Hiiumaa, was completed in 1875. It was constructed of prefabricated cast iron parts
assembled according to what was called the Gordonís system to make transport easier. Construction work was said to have been a breeze. At the same time a lighthouse was built at Ristna as well. According to some stories, parts for the two lighthouses were switched, so Ristna lighthouse is now slightly smaller and Tahkuna tower is taller, although it was planned the other way round. Tahkuna tower is approximately 42.5 high, Ristna tower is about 30m.

In the vicinity of the lighthouse you can find remains of the former Soviet coast artillery batteries and a monument to WWII defenders of Hiiumaa.

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At the far end of the peninsula there is a monument dedicated to the people who perished in the Estonia ferry disaster in 1994.

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