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Fascinating Lighthouses

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Lighthouses are structures built to warn ships of large rocks, the most dangerous obstacles. Sometimes these lighthouses have to be built in dangerous and hard-to-reach places.

All right, put on your life jackets. Because today we are going to take a trip with you to the lighthouses in the most dangerous areas, let's get started.

Slettnes Lighthouse

Sailing to the North Pole is no easy feat. That's why Slettnes Lighthouse was built to help ships navigate the region's dangerous waters. The structure was built in 1905 in the northernmost part of Norway. So much so that this location is in the northernmost part of the world and is often referred to as the North Cape Lighthouse, as it marks the summit of Europe. Slettnes is considered a very special place not only because it can withstand the cold of the Arctic, but also because it can stand up to the Nazis. During the Second World War Slettnes was occupied by the Germans. But when the Nazis had to retreat, they tried to destroy the lighthouse. This attempt failed. The top of the tower was destroyed but the rest remained intact. Slettnes was promptly repaired and resumed operation in 1949.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Hardly any of the lighthouses on our list have a history as scary as Tillamook Rock. The Lighthouse was built as a necessity due to the dire conditions in the area. So much so that this place is prone to major storms, and when the lighthouse was planned to be built here, no one wanted to work in a construction job on little Tillamook Rock. Therefore, workers unfamiliar with the area were employed in the construction. According to some reports, the workers brought in to work found the conditions here appalling. A storm early in the construction process submerged all available tools and materials. Workers were trapped here for weeks because of this incident. When the Lighthouse was completed in 1881, nothing changed. After all, the storms will not stop overnight. In fact, big waves or wind weren't the only problems with the lighthouse. At the same time, the interior of the lighthouse was constantly flooding and damaging telephone lines. As a result, many lighthouse keepers suffered psychological breakdowns while working here. Shortly after, the lighthouse began to be known as the terrible Tilly among the people. Fortunately, the lighthouse was closed for service on September 1, 1957. Today, it is used as a Columbarium where the ashes of 28 people are kept.

West Pierhead Lighthouse

Although the West Pierhead Lighthouse may not look very attractive in summer, it turns into a giant ice castle in winter due to the unique climatic conditions around it. This lighthouse is located on Lake Erie near the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Built in 1911, it was automated in 1965 and has been in service ever since. 

Something strange happened in 2010. Because the lighthouse is so close to the cold waters of Lake Erie, it fell victim to large waves that broke through the Cleve Harbor wall. Big waves started to splash over this area non-stop, and due to the coldness there was a situation where the lighthouse could be completely covered with ice. In fact, it had become a local tourist attraction during the winter season, with visitors from all over the state. However, due to the ice accumulation, the lighthouse began to tilt to the right. It looks like the structure will eventually be demolished.

I would be happy if you indicate in the comments which lighthouse you find most interesting among the ones I have mentioned.

See you in my next article, stay with love.


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I like the slettnes light house, it's so fascinating.

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8 months ago

It has a spiritual side. a resilient warrior

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I prefer the west pierhead lighthouse, I would have love to visit it during the winter period

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8 months ago

Yes, it can be fun to visit there during winter time

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8 months ago

A great job of the people who put all their effort and dedication to work as security guards.

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Yes, their efforts should be appreciated

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8 months ago

Aside from culture and traditions left by Spaniards one of the unique structures left by them here in our country is the amazing lighthouses. Yeah you're right they are built as a warning for the ships during night time.

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In the future, these structures may be historical remains.

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I like the most Tillamook rock lighthouse. Coz of its scary background. Hats off to those who are there at duty.

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Yes, imagine working there :)

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8 months ago

I like the last one the most. Although it seems a bit scary but still i would go for it

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It would be nice to visit the ice castle before it crashes

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