Welcome to the Marine Gallery of October 2021, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world.
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This picture focuses on the Blåvand Lighthouse behind the dunes in the area of Blåvandshuk, a headland on the North Sea coast of Jutland. This lighthouse is the westernmost located tower – or building to be more precise – in Denmark.
Blåvandshuk’s focal height is 55 metres, it stands 18 metres above sea level and it flashes its light every 20 seconds.
What vessels are now sailing nearby? Check here.
Another beautiful structure here is the Crisp Point Lighthouse, located at Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. Red and white, this conical lighthouse is built on brick and concrete, and its height is about 18 metres.
It is a fully operating lighthouse that flashes one light at a time. Right now two vessels are sailing past it, at an average distance of 10 miles, and both are bulk carriers.
Check even more details about the tower and its operation here.
On to Australia, and a stunning moment was captured here.
According to Wikipedia, the Hornby Lighthouse, is also “known as South Head Lower Light or South Head Signal Station, is a heritage-listed active lighthouse located on the tip of South Head, New South Wales, Australia, a headland to the north of the suburb Watsons Bay”.
Our data says that its focal height is 27 metres, and its interval of flashing is 5 seconds, with one flash at a time.
Did you know that The Hornby Lighthouse at South Head was built by public demand after the tragic shipwrecks of the Dunbar and the Catherine Adamson?
Visit the lighthouse detail page for even more information about it here.
In Southeastern Ontario, in Canada, there is a tall green and white octagonal tower, which is one of the three remaining lighthouses in the area of Great Lakes with this shape.
The Port Dalhousie Range Rear Lighthouse flashes its light to assist mariners in aligning their approach to the narrow inner harbour. For instance, right now, 10 vessels are moving close to it.
Sources say that this specific lighthouse is one of just six wooden octagonal lighthouses remaining on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes, among others such as Port Burwell on Lake Erie, Western Islands and Lonely Island on Lake Huron, and Slate Islands and Otter Island on Lake Superior.
Check all pictures of the lighthouse on its dedicated page here.
The 40-metre-tall Portofino Lighthouse is an operational lighthouse located in Portofino as its name suggests, in Liguria, northern Italy.
An unbeatable location for a tower to stand tall. Portofino is a famous place for visitors to the Mediterranean country, and a walk to the lighthouse is a chance to enjoy amazing views over the harbour itself.
For more information and pictures of the lighthouse, click here.