The port has extensive breakwaters and moles to protect
ships while in port.
In the Sea is the famous red and white 27.1 meters (89
feet) high Vorontsov
is built with iron tubing and lead gaskets. It has
a one-million watt signal light which has a Morse
code call signal of three dashes the first letter
is "O" which stands for Odessa.
is fog or a severe storm, the lighthouse also sounds
Lighthouse is connected with the port's shoreline
by a long stone causeway , called the Quarantine (Karantinny)
and Road (Reidovy) jetty. Both jetties protect the
port from the high seas coming from the South.
is protected on the east by breakwaters, huge concrete
ramparts, built on rocks, rising above the water.
lighthouse at Big fountain cape was built in 1827.
There is a story that the building was initiated because
of a tragedy. A landowner made a bonfire on the seacoast.
The skipper of a passing trade ship mistook the fire
for a lighthouse and directed his boat to the coast.
The boat ran aground and one of the sailors was killed.
The landowner felt incredibly guilty about the tragedy
and gave his land to a monastery, on the one condition
that a lighthouse would be built there.
--adapted from Odessa, the Almanac
the port lighthouse was situated at the Karantinny
pier. This stone tower was destroyed after the Reidovy
pier and Vorontsov
Lighthouse was built in 1888.
was blown up during the Nazi invasion, it was rebuilt
after the war.