Region: Saaremaa   Light ordinates: 58.428383 N, 23.2999 E
Light running: night   Light characteristics: LFl W 9s
Light height from ground: 18m   Light height from sea: 20m
Light visibility: 11M   Built, year: 1916


The lighthouse is located on east coast of the island of Saaremaa on the peninsula of Kübassaare.  New wooden 26 m in height lighthouse was established on the peninsula of Kübassaare in time of the First World War in 1916. It was white from above and black from below.

In 1921 the lighthouse worked with an acetylene lamp. In 1922 the characteristics of the light was: Fl W 3,3 s; 0,3 + 3 = 3,3 s. In 1923 because of a lightning the lighthouse burned down.

In 1924 the new concrete lighthouse was established, it was 18 m in height and 2,5 m in diameter. The new lamp was installed, light visibility was 14 miles, characteristic: Fl W 2 s; 0,3 + 1,7 = 2. The height of light in 1928 and 1932 was 11 m and 17 m over the sea. In 1938 the height of light was 16 m and 22 m.

The Kübassaare lighthouse was damaged in World War I by a gun-fire, but it was shortly restored. In 1964 visibility was 14 miles and the light characteristic was changed:  Iso W 6 s; 3 + 3 = 6 s. The lighthouse was equipped with radio equipment which worked until 1980. There were electric generators and batteries.

In 1995 the new equipment was installed, which was updated in 2001. From old buildings near the lighthouse only cellar and a shed have remained. The other buildings were constructed after World War II.


Info: Estonian Lighthouse Society


See also: Sõrve lighthouse, Kiipsaare lighthouse, Vilsandi lighthouse,  Anseküla lighthouse,  Kaavi lighthouse Laidunina daymark, Oti manor,  Pöide church.