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Keskiniemi beacon

Keskiniemi beacon is the oldest preserved sea mark of Hailuoto on the north shore of the island. Beacon was designed by Albin Stjerncreutz and was completed in 1858 to warn seafarers about sandbanks spreading north of Keskiniemi. Beacon is a culturally-historically valuable structure.

Keskiniemi beacon can be reached along a hiking trail.

Location type

Maamerkki

Keskiniemi beacon

Keskiniemi Beacon Tower is the oldest surviving sea mark of Hailuoto on the north shore of the island. The Beacon was designed by Albin Stjerncreutz and was completed in 1858 to warn seafarers of the sandbanks spreading north of Keskiniemi. The Beacon is cubical structure up to six meters in height, and resembles a pyramid with a blunt point upwards. The height of the tower is approx. 18.9 meters above the ground. In its vicinity, a towering white sector glory was later built on a metal stand. Pooki is a culturally-historically valuable structure.


Accessibility

Keskiniemi Beacon Tower can be reached by driving to the end of Karvontie and hiking by foot approximately 2 kilometres along an old hiking trail. In winter, access to the Beacon Tower may be blocked due to snow. In spring, the terrain can be so wet that you should be prepared with rubber boots or other long-stalked, waterproof shoes.


It is not possible to arrive at the destination by car.


The entity responsible for the object

Hailuoto Municipality is responsible for the site.


Entrance fee

Free

Visiting hours

Open all year round

Contact information

Hailuoto Municipality

Address

Keskiniemi, 90480 Hailuoto, Finland

Web address

Hailuoto Municipality

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