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Brandaris Lighthouse
Brandaris vuurtoren Terschelling 01.jpg
The Brandaris in 2005
Brandaris is located in Netherlands
Location Terschelling
Coordinates 53°21′37.4″N 5°12′51.2″E / 53.360389°N 5.214222°E / 53.360389; 5.214222Coordinates: 53°21′37.4″N 5°12′51.2″E / 53.360389°N 5.214222°E / 53.360389; 5.214222
Year first constructed 1594 (first)
Year first lit 1835 (current)
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted brick tower, red lantern roof
Height 52.5 metres (172 ft)
Focal height 56 metres (184 ft)
Original lens two 4th order Fresnel lenses
Range 29 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
Characteristic Fl W 5s. Fl W 5s.
0.3 sec. light; 4,7 sec. dark
Admiralty number B0904
NGA number 9980
ARLHS number NET-025
Netherlands number 2080[1]
Heritage Rijksmonument Edit this on Wikidata

The Brandaris is a lighthouse on the Dutch Wadden Sea island Terschelling, in Friesland. The first Brandaris was built in 1323, but it was destroyed in 1570. The current tower was built in 1594 and is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 35032 and is rated with a very high historical value.[2]

It is also a Dutch rolling tobacco brand Brandaris (shag) (nl), classified as heavy, containing 12mg of tar and 1.3mg of nicotine per 750mg of tobacco.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ " (Kennisinfrastructuur Cultuurhistorie)". Retrieved 2010-03-31. 

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