Æðarstein lighthouse

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Æðarstein lighthouse
Djupivogur beacon.jpg
Æðarstein lighthouse (Æðarsteinsviti)
Æðarstein lighthouse is located in Iceland
Æðarstein lighthouse
Iceland
Location Djúpivogur, Iceland
Coordinates 64°40′05.6″N 14°17′37.6″W / 64.668222°N 14.293778°W / 64.668222; -14.293778Coordinates: 64°40′05.6″N 14°17′37.6″W / 64.668222°N 14.293778°W / 64.668222; -14.293778
Year first constructed 1922
Construction concrete
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern orange tower, red lantern
Height 6 m (20 ft)
Focal height 10 m (33 ft)
Characteristic Fl WRG 5s
Admiralty number L4750
NGA number 19052
ARLHS number ICE-060
Iceland number VIT-242[1]

The Æðarstein lighthouse (Icelandic: Æðarsteinsviti) is located on the southeast coast of Iceland, on a rocky point on the west side of the port of Djúpivogur.[2]

Description[edit]

The Æðarstein lighthouse consists of a square concrete tower, painted orange.[2] A red metal lantern house is placed on top of the tower.[2] The focal plane of the light is 10 m (33 ft).[2] The overall height of the tower, including the lantern, is 10 m (33 ft).[2] The lighthouse is automated.[3] The site (but not the tower) is open to visitors.[2]

History[edit]

The Æðarstein lighthouse was built in 1922.[2] The architect and engineers were architect engineer Thorvald Krabbe and Gudmundur J. Hlíðdal.[4] Before 1966 the lighthouse was white with two horizontal stripes.[3] The light was converted to electric power in 1987.[3]

Characteristic[edit]

The light flashes every 5 seconds. The flash is white, green or red, depending on the direction of the viewer.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of East and South Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  3. ^ a b c Leuchturmseiten.de von Anke and Jens (accessed 10/12/13)
  4. ^ Sjóminjasafn Íslands (accessed 10/12/13)