Hahn-Pedersen , Morten
North sea lightsBog
The lighthouse service had its beginnings in classical antiquity in the Mediterranean Sea area and the Romas introduced the first lighthouse in the North Sea region at Dover in England in the late first Century or early second Century AD. However, the Building of ligthouses around the North Sea did not start before the 13th Century, when the Hansa florished. The golden age of North Sea lighthouses was in the 19th Century when the industrial revolution caused an enormous expansion in Merchant shipping. By the end of the 20th Century the transition from terrestrial and astronomical to elcetrical and satellite navigation systems reduced the need for lightships and lighthouses. Light after light were switched off and many lighthouses ended up as historical monuments.- The book tells the story of North Sea lighthouses in the 8 countries surrounding our common sea.
Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet, Esbjerg 2003