Bjørnøy Lighthouse

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Bjørnøy Lighthouse
Bjørnøy fyr
Bjørnøy Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Bjørnøy Lighthouse
Nordland
Location Bjørnøy Island
Bodø
Nordland
Norway
Coordinates 67°25′10.8″N 14°25′45.1″E / 67.419667°N 14.429194°E / 67.419667; 14.429194Coordinates: 67°25′10.8″N 14°25′45.1″E / 67.419667°N 14.429194°E / 67.419667; 14.429194
Year first constructed 1890 (first)
Year first lit 1972 (current)
Automated 1972
Deactivated 1972 (first)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern roof
Height 7.6 metres (25 ft)
Focal height 41.3 metres (135 ft)
Range 12.8 nmi (23.7 km; 14.7 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6s.
Admiralty number L2574
NGA number 10804
ARLHS number NOR-426 (current)
NOR-058 (first)
Norway number NF-7040

Bjørnøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Bjørnøy fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the small island of Bjørnøya, just east of the larger Landegode island. The lighthouse is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of the town of Bodø and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southeast of Landegode Lighthouse. The light sits atop a 8-metre (26 ft) tall concrete tower. It has a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) that is occulting twice every 7.5 seconds. The lighthouse is painted white and the lantern roof is red.[1][2]

History[edit]

The original lighthouse building was constructed in 1890. The light was mounted on a stone base and attached to the seaward end of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. The house was white and the light portion was red. That light was in use from 1890 until 1972 when it was replaced by a new, automated, concrete tower. The old building sits just a short distance from the new light.[1][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bodø and Narvik Areas". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2011 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245010398. 
  3. ^ Norske Fyrhistorisk Forening. "Bjørnøy fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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