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Next to the Old Love is the semaphore - not a modern work of art, but a signal from the year 1884. The semaphore, whose name comes from the Greek and means "sign bearer", showed the passing ships wind strength and wind direction, namely the islands Borkum and Heligoland.
October 4, 2019
For the first system from 1883/84, the mast of the ship "Aurora", which was stranded in the Lower Elbe, was used, presumably for cost reasons. The second plant, which went into operation at the end of 1904, was built as a steel structure and has been preserved unchanged to this day.
August 8, 2020
The Windemaphor at the Alte Liebe in Cuxhaven is a facility for the optical transmission of weather information to ships that sail from the Elbe estuary towards the North Sea. It indicates wind speed and direction on the islands of Borkum and Helgoland with pointers and signal arms.
The 1883/84 first built facility was rebuilt in 1904 after a storm damage. With the introduction of radio technology, it soon lost importance for the seafaring and is now kept in operation as a technical monument. The Cuxhaven Semaphore is the last of its kind in Europe in its original condition
June 24, 2018
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