Blåvand Lighthouse

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Blåvand Lighthouse
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Blåvand Lighthouse, Esbjerg
Blåvand Lighthouse is located in Denmark
Blåvand Lighthouse
Location Blåvandshuk
Coordinates 55°33′28″N 8°05′00″E / 55.55782°N 8.08327°E / 55.55782; 8.08327Coordinates: 55°33′28″N 8°05′00″E / 55.55782°N 8.08327°E / 55.55782; 8.08327
Year first constructed 1900
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and red lantern
Height 39 metres (128 ft)
Focal height 55 metres (180 ft)
Current lens 2nd order Fresnel lens
Characteristic Fl (3) W 20s
Admiralty number B1848
NGA number 10716
ARLHS number DEN-002
Denmark number DFL-0150[1]

Blåvand Lighthouse (Danish: Blåvand Fyr) is a seacoast lighthouse in Blåvandshuk near Esbjerg, Denmark. Built in 1900 to replace an older light, the lighthouse lies on Blåvandshuk, the westernmost point in Denmark, making Blåvand Lighthouse the country's westernmost building.[2]

The lighthouse is 39 metres (128 ft) tall with a focal plane height (height of the light above sea level) of 55 metres (180 ft). The light can be seen up to 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) out at sea[2] and flashes three times every 20 seconds.[3] The lighthouse has a square floor plan constructed on a granite plinth with brick walls, which are whitewashed in modern day.[2] Access to the battlemented rooftop is by a winding staircase ascending through a small trapdoor.[4]

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  1. ^ Lighthouses Directory
  2. ^ a b c "Blåvandshuk" (in Danish). Heritage Agency. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dansk Fyrliste" (in Danish). Danish Maritime Safety Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Blåvand Lighthouse - You have to go through this tiny opening". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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