Isokari lighthouse and guard station island (Isokari, Kustavi)
The lighthouse was manned by a lighthouse master and three lighthouse keepers who lived in a guard station adjoining the lighthouse itself. The lighthouse master was responsible for managing the lighthouse station and for paperwork such as reporting on weather phenomena. The lighthouse keepers were experts in using the technology available at the time, and their responsibilities included keeping the lighthouse lit during hours of darkness. The lighthouse keepers’ salary and lodgings were more modest than the lighthouse master’s, in addition to which their work was more physically taxing. Around the Second World War, there were fears that the lighthouse could act as a landmark for Russian bombers and it was ordered to be demolished. The explosives had already been brought to the island for that purpose, when it dawned on the people in charge that the debris left behind by the explosion would be more visible in the snowy terrain than the lighthouse itself. The plan was abandoned and the lighthouse was allowed to remain standing.
Coordinates (WGS84): P 60˚43, 99' I 21˚0, 77'See transportation and other services for this place
Keywords: Historical building, Lighthouse, Cultular landskape