Workum lighthouse

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Workum lighthouse
Vuurtoren van Workum.jpg
Place: NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands , Warkum
Location: Friesland , Netherlands
Geographical location: 52 ° 57 '36.8 "  N , 5 ° 24' 43.8"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 57 '36.8 "  N , 5 ° 24' 43.8"  E
Workum lighthouse (Friesland)
Workum lighthouse
Operating time: 1643-1932


The Workum lighthouse is a former lighthouse at the port entrance of Warkum in the Dutch province of Friesland .


The first lighthouse in Workum was built in 1643. This simple tower consisted of a plate resting on four oak stakes on which a fire basket was placed. The first permanent structure was erected in 1712, but an open fire was retained. It wasn't until 1880 that an oil lamp was installed. With the construction of the dike and the associated closure of the Zuiderzee from the open sea, the lighthouse became superfluous and officially extinguished in 1932 and replaced by a smaller leading light line .


To finance the maintenance of the lighthouse, the community of Workum at the time levied a "Vuur en Bakengeld", a sea mark fee, from passing ships.

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