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Harmaja is an island and a lighthouse outside Helsinki, south of the Suomenlinna sea fortress. The island has been functioning as a landmark since the 16th century. A landmark structure was built on the island in the 18th century and a light house in 1883. The first lighthouse was only 7.3 m high and it soon proved to be too low. In 1900 the height was doubled by creating a rectangular brick building on a granite base. A large foghorn alerted ships in fog and in bad visibility. Harmaja received the world's first directed and undirected radio beacon in 1936. The lighthouse is fully automated today.

There is also a pilot station on the island.

During the 1952 Summer Olympics this was the center of the Olympic sailing event.

Harmaja (band)

Harmaja are a Finnish acoustic rock group founded by vocalist Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto in 2007. Their first album, Harmaja, was released on February 18, 2009, and entered the Finnish national chart at position 14.

They primarily record in Finnish.

Harmaja (album)

Harmaja is the debut album by Finnish acoustic rock band Harmaja. It was released on 18 February 2009 in Finland through Wiima.

Harmaja (disambiguation)

Harmaja is an island and a lighthouse outside Helsinki, Finland.

Harmaja may also refer to:

  • Harmaja (band), Finnish acoustic rock group
  • Harmaja (album), a self-titled album by the Finnish acoustic rock group Harmaja
  • Leo Harmaja (1880–1949), Finnish economist and Director General of the National Archives Service of Finland
  • Saima Harmaja (1913–1937), Finnish poet and writer
  • Tapani Harmaja (1917–1940), Finnish World War II pilot and writer