Lighthouses of Russia: Eastern Chukotka

The Chokotka Autonomous Okrug (autonomous district) is the unit of the Russian Federation that occupies the easternmost extension of Siberia, reaching toward Alaska. It is a peninsula, with coastlines facing north on the East Siberian Sea and Chukchi Sea and south on the Bering Sea. This page has lighthouses of the Bering Strait and Bering Sea; there is a separate page for lighthouses of the Arctic coast.

Although Russian explorers reached this remote area in the 17th century and mapped it in the 18th century, full control by the Russian Empire did not occur before late in the 19th century.

The capital of Chukotka, Anadyr, is the easternmost municipality in Russia; it has a population of about 10,000 and the total population of the district is only about 50,000.

The Bering Strait coast of Russia is a closed military zone, open to foreign visitors only in organized groups. Adventure cruise ships and ecotours sometimes visit specific locations on the coast, but unauthorized vessels are subject to arrest. As a result, no photos are available for many of the lighthouses. If you have or can locate additional photos, please let me know.

Special thanks to Michel Forand for his careful research on lighthouses of the Russian Arctic.

Russian lighthouses are owned and operated by the Russian Navy, although some of them have civilian keepers. The Russian word for a lighthouse is mayak (маяк); mys is a cape, ostrov is an island, and buhkta or zaliv is a bay.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume M of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals, and U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
World of Lighthouses - Arctic Coast of Russia
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Online List of Lights - Russia - Pacific Coast
Coming soon: photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
Chukotskiy Poluostrov and Mys Navarin
Topographic maps of Chukotka published by the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency.
cape Dezhneva Light
Cape Dezhneva Light, Bering Strait, August 2001
Panoramio photo copyright Fazotron; permission requested

Chukotsky District (Bering Strait) Lighthouses

Cape Dezhnev and Diomede Islands Lighthouses
Mys Dezhneva (Cape Dezhnev, East Cape, Pamyatnik Dezhneva)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 80 m (262 ft); white light, 2 s on, 4 s off. 10 m (33 ft) square pyramidal solid concrete monument (pamyatnik) with a small lantern and gallery. The tower is unpainted; lantern painted red. A keeper's house and other buildings are abandoned. A photo is at the top of this page, Dave Wiltzius has a 2016 closeup, Lightphotos.net has Harry Shave's view from below the lighthouse, and a more distant view is available, but Google has only a distant satellite view of the cape. Mys Dezhneva is the easternmost cape of Siberia, facing Alaska across the Bering Strait. The bust mounted on the lighthouse is that of Semyon Dezhnev (or Dezhnyov), who sailed around the cape from the mouth of the Kolyma River in the Arctic Ocean to the Anadyr River in 1648, eighty years before the strait was rediscovered by Vitus Bering. The monument apparently dates from about 1910, but the light was only added much later, probably in the 1950s. The lighthouse is on the southeastern side of the rounded cape, where it guides vessels bound for Dezhnevo, the easternmost village of Russia. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ASR-053; Admiralty M8232; NGA 15260.
Ostrov Ratmanova (Big Diomede Island)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white flash every 5 s. 4 m (13 ft) square pyramidal wood tower painted white. Google has a satellite view. The Diomede Islands (Big Diomede and Little Diomede) are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska. The 1867 treaty in which Russia sold Alaska to the United States placed the border between the two countries between the two islands, with Big Diomede (Ratmanova) in Russia and Little Diomede (Ignaluk) in the U.S. The International Date Line coincides with the international border, so the two islands are normally in different days; Alaskans sometimes refer to Big Diomede as "Tomorrow Island." Big Diomede is 45 km (28 mi) southeast of Cape Dezhnev. There is no permanent population, but Russia has a weather station and a border patrol post on the island. The light is above the weather station on the north side of the island. Site and tower closed. ARLHS ASR-004; Admiralty M8226; NGA 15268.

Lavrentia Area Lighthouses
Note: Lavrentiya (population about 1300) is the district center for Chukotsky District and is the easternmost town in Russia.
Mys Nunyamo
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white light, 2 s on, 8 s off. 8 m (26 ft) square pyramidal tower. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view of the location. Located on a cape on the north side of the entrance to Lavrentiya. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8220; NGA 15272.
Lavrentiya
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 35 m (115 ft); red flash every 1.5 s. 7 m (23 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower. Marina Lystseva has a distant view, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The light does not appear active in the photo. Located on a hillside just north of the village. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8217; NGA 15281.1.
Mys Khargilakh
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) tower, described by NGA as "metal post, platform" carrying a rectangular daymark painted orange with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, and the tower is not seen clearly in Google's satellite view. Located on a headland sheltering the east side of the Lavrentiya waterfront. Site status unknown, probably open. Admiralty M8216; NGA 15281.
Kriguygun (Mys Krigygun)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) square pyramidal tower, painted white with a black vertical stripe. No photo available, and Google has only a very distant satellite view of the cape. Located on a prominent cape south of the entrance to Lavrentia Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8214; NGA 15280.
Sklon (Lorino)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft), described by NGA as "metal post, platform" carrying a green rectangualr daymark, but Google's satellite view reveals a substantial tower. No photo available. Located on a bluff about 4 km (2.5 mi) east of Lorino, a Chukchi village about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Lavrentiya. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8212; NGA 15282.

Providensky District Lighthouses

Yanrakynnot and Cape Chaplina Area Lighthouses
Mys Nygchigen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); white flash every 2.5 s. 11 m (30 ft) square pyramidal tower, painted white with a black horizontal band. No photo available, and Google has only a very distant satellite view of the cape. NGA misspells the name as Mys Nygligan. Located on a prominent cape about 120 m (75 mi) southwest of the entrance to Lavrentia Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8208; NGA 15284.
Yanrakynnot (Yarakynnot)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); white flash every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) square skeletal tower. The tower is to the left of the town in Maksim Antipin's aerial photo, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. Located in Yanrakynnot, a Chukchi village of about 300 residents at the entrance to the Venetken lagoon. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8195; NGA 15289.1.
Ostrov Arakamchechen
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 49 m (161 ft); white light, 2 s on, 8 s off. 11 m (36 ft) tower, described by NGA as "metal post, platform" carrying a rectangular daymark painted white with a black vertical stripe. No photo available, and Google has only a distant satellite view of the area. Located at the eastern tip of Arakamchechen, a large island southeast of Yanrakynnot. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8210; NGA 15289.
Ostrov Kynkay
Date unknown. Inactive but listed with focal plane 120 m (394 ft); white flash every 2.5 s. 6 m (20 ft) square wood skeletal tower carrying a slatted daymark. Google has only a distant satellite view of the island. Located on a small island in the Senyavina Strait, which separates the large island of Arakamchechen from the mainland. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8194.2; NGA 15289.3.

Yanrakynnot Light, May 2016
Panoramio photo copyright Maksim Antipin; used by permission
Mys Chaplina (Chaplino, Mys Chaplino)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); one long white flash every 6 s. 18 m (59 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower carrying a daymark painted white with a black vertical stripe. No photo available, and Google has only a distant satellite view of the cape. Maksim Antipin has a panoramic photo taken from atop the tower. This is one of many Russian Arctic light stations powered during the late Soviet era by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). According to a Russian Wikipedia article, in 2003 the RTG was found to be emitting 25 times the acceotable level of radiation, but it was not removed until 2012. Cape Chaplina is a sharp point at the convergence of two long gravel spits. The cape is only 58 km (36 mi) northwest of the village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ASR-020; Admiralty M8196; NGA 15300.
Mys Galechnyy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower. Maksim Antipin has a panoramic view, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the cape. This light guides vessels toward the Yupik village of Novoye Chaplino, located at the head of Tkachen Bay. Located on a sandy cape on the west side of the bay. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8194; NGA 15302.
Ploskiy (Mys Ploskiy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); one long (2 s) white flash every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) white pyramidal tower. No photo available; Google has a distant satellite view of the cape. Located on a cape about 80 km (50 mi) southwest of Cape Chaplino. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8192; NGA 15304.

Provideniya Bay Lighthouses
Note: Buhkta Provideniya (Provideniya Bay or Providence Bay) is a protected fjord on the south side of the Chukotskiy Peninsula, on the north side of the Bering Sea. The town of Provideniya, a former Soviet military base, is the district capital. The population was 1970 at the time of the 2010 census.
Lysyy (Gora Lysaya Golova)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 73 m (240 ft); white flash every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square pyramidal tower, the front face painted white with a black vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on Mys Stoletiyo, the cape on the east side of the entrance to Provideniya Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8188; NGA 15312.
Mys Gaydamak
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); red flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) square brick tower. The tower was covered with a white concrete coat, but large sections of this covering have fallen away. Lightphotos.net also has Evgeny Basov's distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on Reyd Plover (Plover Spit), a gravel spit on the east side of lower Provideniya Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8186; NGA 15316.
Bukhta Komsomol'skaya Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red flash every 1.5 s. 8 m (26 ft) triangular tower painted orange with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Buhkta Komsomol'skaya (also called Bukhta Emma) is a branch off the east side of the larger Provideniya Bay. Located on the east side of the bay opposite Provideniya. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8180; NGA 15320.
Bukhta Komsomol'skaya Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); red flash every 3 s. 9 m (29 ft) triangular tower painted orange with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located 224 m (735 ft) east northeast of the front light. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8182; NGA 15324.
Likhachyov (Buhkta Emma, Emma Bay) Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); green light, 2 s on, 4 s off. 9 m (30 ft) square stone tower, painted white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. A photo by Dave Wiltzius is at right, Maksim Antipin has a photo, a wintry photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the entrance to Buhkta Komsomol'skaya from Buhkta Provideniya. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8176; NGA 15328.
Likhachyov (Buhkta Emma, Emma Bay) Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 51 m (167 ft); green light, 2 s on, 4 s off. 11 m (36 ft) square stone tower, painted white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. The light is visible on the hillside to the left in a view of the town, and Bing has a satellite view. Located in the town of Provideniya, about 550 m (1/3 mi) northeast of the front light. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8178; NGA 15332.
Zapadnyy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 5 s. 6 m (20 ft) pyramidal tower, the front carrying a daymark painted white with a red vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the west side of Provideniya Bay opposite the Mys Gaydamak light. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8173; NGA 15336.
Mys Severnyy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white flash every 3 s. 7 m (23 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower. Google has a wintry satellite view. Located on a headland on the west side of the entrance to Provideniya Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8172.5; NGA 15340.
Mys Lisovskogo (Mys Lisovskiy, Mys Severnyy) (2)
Date unknown (after 2008). Active; focal plane 49 m (161 ft); white light, 2 s on, 8 s off. 9 m (30 ft) triangular cylindrical skeletal tower attached to a small equipment shelter. The tower is not seen in Google's wintry satellite view. Located on the cape on the west side of the entrance to Provideniya Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8172; NGA 15344.
Provideniya Range Light
Likhachyov Range Front Light, July 2007
Panoramio photo copyright Dave Wiltzius; used by permission

Iultinsky District Lighthouses

Kresta Bay Lighthouses
Note: The Anadyr Gulf is an arm of the Bering Sea on the south side of the Chukotskiy (Chukchi) Peninsula. Kresta Bay is a large bay at the northern end of the Gulf. The bay is 100 km (60 mi) long north to south and 45 km (28 mi) wide. At the head of the bay is the district capital and former gulag settlement of Egvekinot (population 2800), which has an airport and has become a destination for ecotourism. Note: the Iultinsky District has a long northern coast on the Chukchi Sea; lighthouses of that coast are listed on the Northern Chukotka page.
Mys Meechkyn (Meyechkyn)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 6 s. 18 m (59 ft) square cylindrical steel skeletal tower. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area Located at the end of a long spit on the east side of the entrance to Kresta Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8171.75.
Mys Olovyannyy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 16 m (59 ft) square cylindrical steel skeletal tower. The light is seen in a distant view of the cape (2/3 the way down the page), but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. The name means "Cape Dangerous." Located at the end of a spit on the east side of the entrance to the upper portion of Kresta Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8169.7.
Bukhta Egvekinot Lower Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 20 m (66 ft) skelatal tower, topped by "round structure" painted black with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. This range guides vessels departing Egvekinot. Located on a spit on the east side of the entrance to Egvekinot Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8171.51.
Bukhta Egvekinot Lower Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); quick-flashing white light. 10 m (66 ft) square skelatal tower carrying a daymark painted black with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. Located 463 m (1/4 mi) north of the rear light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8171.5.
Bukhta Egvekinot Entrance Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 3 s. 10 m (66 ft) square skelatal tower carrying a daymark painted red with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the east side of Egvekinot Bay across from the town. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8171.7.
Bukhta Egvekinot Entrance Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); continuous white light. 10 m (66 ft) square skelatal tower carrying a daymark painted red with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 420 m (1/4 mi) northeast of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8171.71.
Mys Kruzenshterna
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical steel skeletal tower. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. Located at the end of a spit on the west side of the entrance to the upper portion of Kresta Bay. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8169.9.

Anadyrsky District Lighthouses

Anadyr Estuary Lighthouses
Note: The town of Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka, is located on Onemen Bay, an estuary that forms an arm of the gulf. With a population of about 15,000, it is the largest settlement of Russia's far northeast.
Russkaya Koshka (2?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); white flash every 6 s. 28 m (92 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. A square brick crew building with a square tower centered on the roof is possibly an earlier lighthouse; a photo of this building is at right. Evgeny Basov has a photo (first photo on the page), Lightphotos.net has another of his photos, Yevgeniy Gusev has a distant view of the station, and an article describes solar eclipse observations at the station in 1972, with a photo showing the present light tower. Google has only a very distant satellite view of the location. Russkaya Koshka is a 16 km (10 mi) long sand spit at the north side of the entrance to the Anadyr Estuary. The lighthouse is at the end of the spit. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8162.
Mys Nikolaya Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a white daymark with a red vertical stripe. Google has an indistinct satellite view. This is an eastbound range guiding vessels departing the estuary. Located on a spit on the east side of the estuary about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of the Russkaya Koshka station. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8164.
Mys Nikolaya Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); continuous white light. 25 m (82 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a white daymark with a red vertical stripe. Google has a satellite view. Located on the mainland 3.3 km (2.1 mi) east of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8164.1.
Russkaya Koshka Station
Russkaya Koshka Station, Anadyr, July 2007
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by F.A. Kondrashov
Salamatova Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 9 m (30 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a white daymark with a red vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This is a westbound range for vessels entering the estuary. Located on the Salamatova spit about 10 km (6 mi) west of Mys Nikolaya. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8164.5.
Salamatova Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); continuous white light. 21 m (69 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a white daymark with a red vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 611 m (2000 ft) northwest of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8164.6.
Mys Salamatova
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); flash every 6 s, red or white depending on direction. 16 m (52 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower painted with red and white horizontal bands. Alexandr Alifanov has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the tip of the Salamatova spit. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8165.
Mys Konstantina
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); one long white flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands, atop a square skeletal base. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a bluff about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Mys Salamatova. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8166.5.
Ostrov Alyumka
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower with gallery. Harry Shave's photo is at right, Yevgeniy Gusev has a distant view, Sergey Krivonosov also has a view, Russian Wikipedia has an aerial photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located atop a small island in the Anadyr Estuary, about 8 km (5 mi) southeast of the town of Anadyr. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8167.
Mys Observatsii Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); quick-flashing red light. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a red daymark with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This is a northbound range for vessels approaching Anadyr. Located on a bluff across the estuary from Anadyr. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8167.5.
Mys Observatsii Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 46 m (151 ft); red light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a red daymark with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8167.51.
Mys Observatsii
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 54 m (177 ft); one long red flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower with gallery, painted red. Marina Lystseva has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory across the estuary from Anadyr. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8168.
Ostrov Alyumka Light
Ostrov Alyumka Light, Anadyr, August 2011
Panoramio photo copyright Harry Shave; used by permission
Bukhta Melkaya Range Front (twin towers)
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 57 m (187 ft); two very quick-flashing red lights. Two 25 m (82 ft) square cylindrical skeletal towers carrying a white daymark with a black vertical stripe. Google has a satellite view. Located on the northeast side of Shakhtyorsky, a town on the east side of the estuary north of Mys Observatsii. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8169; NGA 15345.
Bukhta Melkaya Range Rear
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane 102 m (335 ft); red light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 25 m (82 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a white daymark with a black vertical stripe. Google has a satellite view. Located 732 m (0.45 mi) east northeast of the front lights. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8169.1; NGA 15345.1.
* [Anadyr Stele]
Date unknown. Not recognized as a lighted aid to navigation, although a streetlight-style lamp illuminates the stele at night. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) stele on a pyramidal base. Marina Lystseva has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. The stele (monument) carries the arms of the city at the top. Located on a point of land on the waterfront of Anadyr. Site open, tower closed.
Mys Geka
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 20 m (66 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower, painted red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the spit at the west side of the entrance to the estuary. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8160.

Southern Anadyr Gulf Lighthouses
Barykova (Mys Barykova)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 103 m (338 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal concrete tower, painted red. No photo available, and the tower has not been found in Google's wintry satellite view of the area. Located on a mountainous cape marking the eastern end of the Koryak Range and the southern entrance to the Anadyr Gulf. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8159; NGA 112-15356.
Beringovskiy Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); red light occulting once every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) square white concrete tower; the front side is painted black with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Beringovskiy is a small coal mining port near the southern end of the Anadyr Gulf. Located on the waterfront in Beringovskiy. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8157; NGA 15353.
Beringovskiy Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 51 m (167 ft); red flash every 3 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower carrying a red daymark with a white vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located about 1.9 km (1.2 mi) west of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8157.1; NGA 15353.1.
Mys Korobitsyna
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands, atop a square skeletal base. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a headland about 100 km (60 mi) north of Cape Navarin. Site status unknown. Admiralty M8153; NGA 15352.
Mys Navarin (Cape Navarin)
1986. Active; focal plane 75 m (246 ft); white flash every 8 s. 17 m (56 ft) octagonal concrete tower, probably with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. One of Evgeny Basov's photos is at right, but Google has only a very distant satellite view of the area. In 2003 the radionuclide thermoelectric generator (RTG) powering the lighthouse was found to be leaking dangerous amounts of radiation, causing the lighthouse to be shut down and a difficult cleanup planned. In 2007 the radioactivity was removed and the lighthouse reactivated on solar power. There is an article (in Russian) describing this work, and near the bottom of the page the base of the lighthouse is seen in two photos. Located on Cape Navarin, which projects into the Bering Sea at the southernmost end of the Anadyr Gulf. The cape is reputed to have the stormiest weather in all of Russia. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M8150; NGA 15348.

Mys Navarin Light, Anadyr, summer 2015
LiveJournal photo copyright Evgeny Basov; permission requested

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Posted May 19, 2006. Checked and revised April 3, 2017. Lighthouses: 50. Site copyright 2017 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.