The Little Lighthouse Borkum is located on a 10 meter high dune on the South-West side of Borkum. The Lighthouse is one of the three Lighthouse(s) on Borkum. It was a leading light for the two approach channel of Ems, the Hubertgat (Netherlands) and Westerems (Germany).This Lighthouse was a part of the Dutch-German project of illuminating sub-Ems. Five Lighthouses are placed together in service and each of the five leading light was for a specified section on the ship route between the North Sea and Emden responsible. The Little Lighthouse Borkum pointed its direction light of the waters of Hubertgat and Westerems in the outermost region of the Ems estuary.
The Little Lighthouse Borkum was a prototype built in a series of nine lighthouses built in Germany, pre-fabricated. This Lighthouse is referred to "Electric Lighthouse" as it was the first Lighthouse built for electrical equipment in Germany.In the early 1960s, as the waters of Westerems had shifted, the lighthouse was only a leading light for the control of Hubertgats. In summer 2003, as the fairway in Hubertgat had changed by shifting sand, the Lighthouse was decommissioned.
53° 34′ 43.5″ N, 6° 40′ 1.3″ E
, which consists of a four-legged steel frame, an end plate and an unusually shaped lantern considerable: Although the lake has been completed, the back side is made of two straight steel plates. As a location for the tower was chosen from a dune, which is only 220 meters to the southeast of the electric lighthouse.In 1995, the lighthouse was unnecessary and likely to be concluded. A demolition and sale of the land was waiting for it, but the resourceful people could prevent the WSA Emden. Currently, this is a site for a weather station, so the grounds could remain in the hands of the ESC. Although the lantern today is no optical chamber, the tower is still well maintained 53° 35' N 006° 40' E