Anda Lighthouse

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Anda Lighthouse
Anda Lighthouse in Øksnes.tif
Anda Lighthouse from the sea
Anda Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Anda Lighthouse
Nordland
Location Anda Island
Øksnes
Nordland
Norway
Coordinates 69°04′00.2″N 15°10′17.2″E / 69.066722°N 15.171444°E / 69.066722; 15.171444Coordinates: 69°04′00.2″N 15°10′17.2″E / 69.066722°N 15.171444°E / 69.066722; 15.171444
Year first constructed 1932
Automated 1987
Foundation granite
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square parallelepiped massive tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 49 metres (161 ft)
Intensity 55,200 candela
Range 14.2 nmi (26.3 km; 16.3 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6s.
Racon T
Admiralty number L3222
NGA number 12456
ARLHS number NOR-304
Norway number NF-8135

Anda Lighthouse (Norwegian: Anda fyrstasjon) is a lighthouse on the island of Anden in the municipality of Øksnes in Nordland county, Norway. The lighthouse was built in 1932 and it was the last new lighthouse that was built in Norway. When it was automated in 1987, it was the last manned lighthouse station in the country. The lighthouse is square and of concrete construction, standing 16 metres (52 ft) tall. [1]

The occulting light is located on top, at an elevation of about 49 metres (161 ft). The lighthouse emits a racon signal "T". The 55,200 candela light flashes every six seconds. The lighthouse is state-owned, and has historic value as an example of period concrete construction. Although it has been modernised, many original elements remain. The ruins of an outhouse lie nearby.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Anda fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2011 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245010398. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Lofoten". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 

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