Zuyder Sea lighthouse tour

for amateur radio operators

NET-006 Den Oever

Town Den Oever
Location Wieringen harbour east quay*
Position Lat (dms) 52°56’14” N* 
Position Long (dms) 5°02’07” E*
QTH-locator JO22MW
Year built 1885
Material Cast iron
Height construction (m)  16 m
Height light (m) 15 m
Range light (mi) -
Characterisic Deactivated 2009
*Note August 2020: Location needs to be checked

Additional information:

The 1885 skeleton structure from rear high Westerland (Wieringen Westeinde) is relocated in 1930 to Den Oever. See also NET-202. The light range was 7-10 nm. National monument since 1998 (nr. 510383).

A doubtful case? 

Since 1932 the position in Den Oever was on the locks (Stevin-sluizen) separating fresh and sea water. The lighthouse is in 2017 repositioned to the sea harbour, therefor very clearly no longer within the Lake Yssel. Whether the new location is permanent or not, it raises the question where in the past the Zuydersea ended on the north side. If the 1930 barrier dam (Afsluitdijk) is an arbitrary landmark, why not consider the lighthouse of Harlingen (NET-009), and the Zurich-lights (if anything is left of these), as part of the Zuydersea heritage too?

Last updated: August 2020

Tower at old location at the locks