Den Oever Lighthouse

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Den Oever Lighthouse
Wieringen
Lichtopstand met een gietijzerenconstructie en op de achtergrond een kazemat - Den Oever - 20398760 - RCE.jpg
Den Oever Lighthouse
Den Oever Lighthouse is located in Netherlands
Den Oever Lighthouse
Netherlands
Location Den Oever
Netherlands
Coordinates 52°56′07.2″N 5°02′32.0″E / 52.935333°N 5.042222°E / 52.935333; 5.042222Coordinates: 52°56′07.2″N 5°02′32.0″E / 52.935333°N 5.042222°E / 52.935333; 5.042222
Year first constructed 1885
Year first lit 1930
Deactivated 2009
Construction cast iron skeletal tower
Tower shape hexagonal pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern, white ball on top of lantern
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 15 metres (49 ft)
Intensity 1,300 cd
Range white: 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
red: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8 mi)
green: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8 mi)[1]
Characteristic Iso WRG 5s.
Admiralty number B0879
ARLHS number NET-006
Netherlands number 2064[2]

The Den Oever Lighthouse is a cast iron lighthouse located in Den Oever, the Netherlands, on the Wadden Sea. Erected in 1885, it was originally located at the western end of the former island of Wieringen where it served as the rear light of a pair of leading lights. In 1930, when the Afsluitdijk was finished, the tower was relocated to the eastern end of Wieringen at Den Oever. While the light was first directed the Wadden Sea, it was moved southward in 1932 and turned to face the IJsselmeer. It was deactivated in 2009.[3]

A previous lighthouse in Den Oever was established in 1918. It was moved to Zeughoek in 1930.[3]

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  1. ^ Leuchttuerme.net
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.