Vladivostok is a city at the sea and it has a lot of lighthouses. Each of them has its own unique history. One of the most famous and interesting ones is the Basargin lighthouse standing at the main sea gates of the city.
It has been an important navigation base for ships for 75 years. Besides, it’s one of the symbols of Vladivostok. When ships enter the port of the city they are guided by two lighthouses – Basargin and Skryplev ones.
The lighthouse was named in the nineteenth century after the cape of Basargin which is the outermost on the peninsular.
Viewing the Russkiy Bridge from the Basargin peninsular.
The lighthouse of Basargin was erected in 1937. Its first tower was from wood and it had acetylene flame. So it is still registered as a sea mark, not as a lighthouse.
In 1958 the wooden tower was replaced with a stone one. The new one was eight meters high and stood twenty eight meters above the sea level.