Ventspils pilots tower

Lighthouses in Latvia

Ventspils pilots tower

Date of construction
20 m
Height of light
23 m
— nmi
57° 39" 56' N 21° 53" 64' E
In 1934 a new maritime pilot tower or the white beacon light was put up at the Ventspils seaside. Before that, the pilot office was in a tower on the left bank of the Venta River, which was built in 1897 and destroyed during World War I by the Russian army leaving Ventspils. Both these constructions were not lighthouses in the usual sense – with luminous elements, but similarly to factory chimneys and high church spires, they served as navigational marks for sailors. Andris Cekuls


e-Book & Music

The aim of the project

The aim of the project is to show cultural and historical worth of lighthouses, while being the heritage of Latvia, and let the audience feel the unique atmosphere of lighthouses.

To show cultural, historical and architectural worth and variety of lighthouses by means of art photography and music. Sounds from the inside of lighthouses, sounds around them and stories of workmen were used to create a musical composition.