Barøy Lighthouse

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Barøy Lighthouse
Barøya med fyr.jpg
Barøy Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Barøy Lighthouse
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 68°21′14.1″N 16°04′49.8″E / 68.353917°N 16.080500°E / 68.353917; 16.080500Coordinates: 68°21′14.1″N 16°04′49.8″E / 68.353917°N 16.080500°E / 68.353917; 16.080500
Year first constructed 1 October 1903 (first)
Year first lit ? (current)
Automated 1980
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 7 metres (23 ft)
Focal height 29 metres (95 ft)
Range 12.7 nmi (23.5 km; 14.6 mi)
Characteristic Oc (2) WRG 8s.
Admiralty number L2730
NGA number 11132
ARLHS number NOR-004
Norway number NF-7251

Barøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Barøy fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Ballangen in Nordland county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the northwestern shore of the island of Barøya in the entrance to the Ofotfjorden. The 27.5-metre (90 ft) tall lighthouse was built in 1903 and it was automated in 1980. The occulting light flashes red, white, or green depending on the direction from which it is viewed. The light can be seen for up to 12.7 nautical miles (23.5 km; 14.6 mi).[1][2]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bodø and Narvik Areas". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2011 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245010398. 

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