Zuyder Sea lighthouse tour

for amateur radio operators

NET-014 De reus van Lemmer (The giant of Lemmer)

Town Lemmer
Location Lemmer old harbour
Position Lat (dms) 52°50’19” N
Position Long (dms) 5°42’27” E
QTH-locator JO22UU
Year built 1993 replica
Material Cast iron
Height construction (m)  17 m
Height light (m) 19 m
Range light (mi) -
Characterisic Deactivated 1939

Additional information:

The town has a light since a unknown date, but at least since 1800. The 1887 steel structure was deactivated in 1939 and disassembled in 1968, light range unknown, but probably > 8 nm. The town has two harbour-lights on pier heads too and they appear on the map at the same time as the lighthouse. The red one may have worked as a low front for a line of approach. Today the pierhead is restored and partly a replica.
The current main structure is a replica that was built in 1993 primary as piece of decor for a movie (filmed on location in Stavoren, hence NET-159?), and afterward donated to Lemmer). The fishing fleet of Lemmer can be recognized by LE as vessel registration.

Last updated: August 2020