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DANISH LIGHTHOUSES – 8 cards

10.07

In Denmark, about 225 lighthouses
have been registered, which have either
worked or continue to help vessels
in the Danish waters with navigation
in the evening, at night or in hazy
weather. Most lighthouses light up so
the ships can assess the distance to
the coast and thus navigate through a
safe shipping route, but some also emit
sound or radio signals.
One of Denmark’s first lighthouses
was erected in the 13th century at Falsterbo
(now Sweden), and wood was
used as a light source. Later you went
over to cod liver oil, then to tallow,
then to coal and finally electric light.
Powerful lenses amplify the light so it
can be seen from a long distance.

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Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 17 × 12 × 1.5 cm