Wind-Semaphore

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  • Anne

    A semaphore is understood to mean an optical wind indicator, which in the times prior to the introduction of electronic communication represented a not unimportant means of information.

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    • July 17, 2017

  • Vlady

    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.
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    • October 4, 2019

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    The semaphore can be seen in the Old Love.

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    • January 13, 2017

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    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

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    • June 24, 2018

  • ElwtalBagalut

    Come on, for all those who have the honor of plesiering the technology.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Sabine 22 🌻

    This is a signal system from 1884 and shows the passing ships the wind strength and wind direction, namely Borkum and Heligoland.

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    • September 4, 2019

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Location: North Sea, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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