Anda Lighthouse

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Anda Lighthouse
Anda fyrstasjon
Anda Lighthouse in Øksnes.tif
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationAnda island, Øksnes Municipality, Nordland, Norway
Coordinates69°3′58.7″N 15°10′13.1″E / 69.066306°N 15.170306°E / 69.066306; 15.170306Coordinates: 69°3′58.7″N 15°10′13.1″E / 69.066306°N 15.170306°E / 69.066306; 15.170306
Year first constructed1932
Automated1987
FoundationGranite
ConstructionConcrete tower
Tower shapeSquare tower
Markings / patternWhite with red top
Tower height16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height49 metres (161 ft)
Intensity55,200 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 WRG 6s Edit this on Wikidata
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL3222
NGA number12456
ARLHS numberNOR-304
Norway number813500
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Anda Lighthouse (Norwegian: Anda fyrstasjon) is a coastal lighthouse in Øksnes Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Anden in the Vesterålen islands. 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 light is located on top of the 16-metre (52 ft) tall tower, sitting at an elevation of about 49 metres (161 ft). The white, red or green light (depending on direction) emits an occulting light once every 6 seconds. The lighthouse also emits a racon signal "T". The 55,200 candela light can be seen for up to 14.2 nautical miles (26.3 km; 16.3 mi). 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. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Vesterålen Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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