are some of the oldest aids to navigation and have
marked the main highways along our coasts for centuries. Throughout
their history they have benefited from the development of new technology
and increasingly automated equipment. Ironically these same advantages
have gradually eroded the need for manned lighthouses. Today the majority
of lights world-wide are automatically operated and no longer require
personnel. Many others have been decommissioned from service. Continual
exposure to the harsh maritime environment and no regular maintenance
meansthese buildings rapidly deteriorate.
It is this threat which many Baltic Lights now face.
future is there for our Baltic Lights?
A guarantee of safe passage
Advanced technological systems
Landmarks in the coastal landscape
Sources of Cultural History
Tourism and Recreation
Centres for Study and Research
By developing their potential
as historic and cultural monuments it is possible for more of them
to be guaranteed a safe passage for the benefit of future generations.