Åsvær Lighthouse

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Åsvær Lighthouse
Åsvær fyrstasjon
Åsvær fyr.JPG
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates66°16′N 12°18′E / 66.267°N 12.300°E / 66.267; 12.300Coordinates: 66°16′N 12°18′E / 66.267°N 12.300°E / 66.267; 12.300
Year first constructed1876 (first)
Year first lit1917 (current)
Automated1980 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructioncast iron
Tower shapecylindrical
Markings / patternred tower
Tower height18.5 metres (61 ft)
Focal height24.5 metres (80 ft)
Intensity28,800 candela
RangeRed: 11.5 nmi (21.3 km; 13.2 mi)

Green: 11 nmi (20 km; 13 mi)

White: 14.2 nmi (26.3 km; 16.3 mi)
CharacteristicOc(2) WRG 8s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL2338
NGA number10140
ARLHS numberNOR-290 (current)
NOR-425 (first)
Norway number657300
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Åsvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Åsvær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Dønna Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Åsvær, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the village of Vandve, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of the island of Dønna, and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of the village of Lovund.[1]

The 18.5-metre (61 ft) tall lighthouse was first built in 1876. The original lighthouse was replaced in 1919 after a tough winter storm. The new lighthouse was automated in 1980, and it was listed as a protected site in 2000.[2]

The lighthouse includes an 18.5-metre (61 ft) tall red, cast iron tower. The light sits on top of the tower at an elevation of 24.5 metres (80 ft) above sea level. The 28,800-candela light can be seen for up to 14.2 nautical miles (26.3 km; 16.3 mi). The light emits a white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting in groups of two every eight seconds.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Åsvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Åsvær fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Central Helgeland". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-26.

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