Lighthouses always attract. Attract ships, pointing to a safe shore. It attracts people because it seems to them, and is an important part of the marine romance.
Sometimes the sea goes, but lighthouses are. When the ship is no more expensive here, and people are bombarded with beacons. Forgetting about the attraction and romance.
In a village called Vyshka (at the edge of the Astrakhan region) in 1761 it was built the lighthouse. Whence came the name of the village is unknown. A lighthouse appeared thanks to Peter the Great, for this it is called - Petrovsky
Once he passed the island and said, "Being a lighthouse here." The lighthouse was built, but only after 36 years after the death of the emperor.
At first the lighthouse was made of wood, then stone. In 1928, the water began to subside, and the lighthouse was too far away from the coastline. The lighthouse has been closed.
Entries on the walls of the lighthouse
Now around desolation.
The area near the lighthouse
Village Vyshka. It is quite small.