Alnes Lighthouse

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Alnes lighthouse
Alnes fyr
Alnesfyr.jpg
Alnes lighthouse on the island of Godøy in Giske municipality
Alnes Lighthouse is located in Møre og Romsdal
Alnes Lighthouse
Møre og Romsdal
LocationAlnes
Giske
Norway
Coordinates62°29′23.8″N 05°58′02.0″E / 62.489944°N 5.967222°E / 62.489944; 5.967222Coordinates: 62°29′23.8″N 05°58′02.0″E / 62.489944°N 5.967222°E / 62.489944; 5.967222
Year first constructed1853 (first)
Year first lit1876 (current)
Automated1982
Constructionwooden tower
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower with two horizontal red bands, white balcony, red lantern
Tower height26.5 m (87 ft)
Focal height36 m (118 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Intensity25,900 cd
Range16.4 nmi (30.4 km; 18.9 mi)
CharacteristicOc (2) WRG 8s.
Admiralty numberL0832
NGA number6192
ARLHS numberNOR-299
Norway numberNF-3387[1]
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Alnes lighthouse was established in 1852 to guide fishing boats safely to the harbor of the small fishing community of Alnes on Godøy island on the west coast of Norway. It is located on the north side of Godøy island in the municipality of Giske in Møre og Romsdal county, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of Leitebakk.

History[edit]

The current lighthouse was built in 1876 and is still in operation with a few modifications.[2]

The lighthouse was automated in 1982 and is now owned by the municipality of Giske. The galley and the tower are open for tourists from May through October, and the old keeper's house has a café and an exhibition hall where artwork from local artists are displayed. There is also a small historical museum inside the lighthouse tower. Only a 30-minute drive from Ålesund, it is easily accessible for visitors and is one of the most visited lighthouses in Norway.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Ålesund Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Alnes fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-26.

Alnes lighthouse at night with Northern lights

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